Asides

What (something observed by the mind but not known) do (instead of sitting or standing without desire) we (the collective of beings we call humanity) know (the opposite of yes, because knowledge is power, yet ignorance is bliss) ? (!)

So many days

The day begins…    with a new mother     feeding a crying infant     in the freshly born sunlight. The day begins…     around a pot of coffee     and a fresh newspaper. His day begins…     with a longing glance at a     pillow left untouched. These days begin…     with the sun high and …

“Boom”

…was what she said as I walked past       and began to laugh. I imagined a bomb somewhere       killing a family on their way       home from church. As she laughed, I wanted to shake her       and ask her       why. I knew she didn’t have an       answer. She was just a messenger,       so someone would know       their …

Getting better

I bear witness to the murder of our youth, acts born of hatred which in turn are born of fear. The deaths of children afraid to accept who they are because elements within our culture tell them they are “less than” and “evil”, words taking their hearts as surely as their own hands take their …

Birds in a bush

I see her land on the branch before I hear their cries. I watch as she dips her beak down their throats. She gave them life, in this nest, within a Juniper bush. She still gives life to them despite the sweltering heat. She battles that heat and the other birds and the people in …

Apathetic

I do not care     for the self inflicted pains of humanity     in the concrete jungle of society. My apathy wants to say more     about humanity’s condition and mine. So distant from it all I feel. A hope for a brighter tomorrow brings     conversations that dictate what is right But I just don’t care enough     to …

Iced Venti Soy Chai

A couple of shakes to spread the coolness of the ice cubes evenly around, there is just something about it. The clean refreshing sweetness, soy milk satisfying guilt and caffeine meeting needs. Imagining a small percentage of money spent, making it’s way to the small Indian province that the tea come from. Like mother’s breast …