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some recent work.

A few poems that seem along the same path.

“I wish I had a river, I could skate away on.”

You made me cry,
countless times, steeped
in the rack of a new world order.

Flow changes,
weeds trapped in roots–
these logs laid five years ago.

Suffering is not
the eternal end it seemed
when dawn rushed in.

Ice begins, thin
layers building as
higher order stops the rush.

Toe pick makes
the smallest of dents,
chips not enough to spear an ant.

I wish I had a river,
I could skate away on.

“Watch me unravel.”

We are fragmented
in the moonlight
broken things the

Each bit reflecting
bright fantastic
pieces of toys the
of their own image.

Superglue in hand
a life’s work waits
scattered on pavement the
of generations.

Watch me unravel
shreds of skin among
blood stained glass the
to holy shame.

“You turn the screws.”

imperial power
a turn of the cycle
we are those
we wished to escape–

this is the change that power makes.

industrial power
a turn of the screw
they have the jobs
they own the news–

this is the grab that power makes.

irrational power
a turn of the cheek
we could have freedom
we could have peace–

this is the dream that power takes.


“Enjoy the silence.”

enjoy the silence
we are
enjoying the silence
we have
many rivers running blind
we have
many people losing minds
we are
enjoying the silence.

worry wanders far
I am
reaching for a star
I have
fallen many times
I have
fallen into lives
I am
reaching for a star.

scars on my guitars
you are
a scar of what I was
you have
the piece I can’t maintain
you have
a peace that I still blame
you are
a scar of what I was.

the fire door

So the government has opened the fire door, managed to find money before they go spend the taxpayers’ funds in Bali or whatever the crap they do on their weekends. And why is Congress the last bastion of the paid vacation, hmmm? We all must rejoice because the GOP decided they didn’t have enough of the media outside of Fox News on their side to persist in trying to shut down Planned Parenthood(most of us would prefer NOT to see even more welfare babies). I will spend my day bemoaning the lack of a shutdown. I firmly believe all it would have done is shown us how little we really need them. All essential services(besides the DEA) stay in operation if they shut down. So what would it really do to the people, you know, us little ones out here they’re supposed to represent?

I’ll just pray for the idiots to dip their nasty hands too far into the internet. Though Egypt already made that mistake, and I think the politicians do realize they are on rough enough ground with all of us as it is. Otherwise they wouldn’t have put their mature pants on and decided to find things to cut in the budget that aren’t some sort of moral stand.

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