More than–give or take–15-odd-years ago
I researched patents for Silicon Valley egos.
Nanotechnogy, biotech, the Singularity too,
I edited lots of copy and even proofed reviews.
But that was long ago, some […]
If I had but one, albeit unnatural, irresistible, awesome desire,
It would be to keep unquenched this overwhelming, holy fire.
Yet for want of sound sleep almost eleven hours forsaken
–Not to mention scrambled […]
Bedmate, faithful friend
Ever mindful of his dinner.
Walkies need taking
and unmentionables scooped
While ever straining upon a leash.
fresh, bloat, ruin, decay–
do gorge tissue cells away
Rotting flesh, vulture’s
meat, nature now decomposing:
Sing a song of genuine gladness
Cast away all gloom and sadness
And with all your heart’s delight
Sing away your longest night.
Sing a song of grief and sorrow
Fretting upon uncertain morrow.
To make the d […]
Solitaire, it’s a game played in isolation.
Alone in one’s room or else on vacation.
Matching hearts, aces, diamonds, spades
Single file, up and down, the cards parade.
So what else do you do by-yourself alo […]
Hot red lust, anger,
the will to power excites
with most intensity.
But orange energizes,
a heat a bit less intense,
health and vitality.
While happy yellow
brings forth childhood memories
of sunlit […]
Faithless, we need to kneel, driven to the floor.
Giving thanks to those who daily knead bread,
Put roofs on houses, and make wayfarers’ beds,
Nurse the sick, teach kids, and mind the store.
We need to s […]
It’s more than just a little exaggeration
That my poetic verse fits every occasion.
But then, I’m older than Appalachia‘s hills,
A Shakespeare’s genetic clone in my skills,
Noblest of scholarly poets, so it’s […]
More than organic
With liquids, gases, organisms,
and minerals does mix.
Twenty percent oxygen,
A pinch CO2 and argon.
Oxygen, heat, and fuel
Does make a big chain reaction.
In air […]
A girl certainly must kiss a lot of frogs
To land a wealthy Englishman, a prince
To innumerable soirees she must trapse
To find a trifle peculating recompense.
So come evening, did Ms. Markle stray
The summer solstice
My strength does sap, steal, and slay.
So slain, I sojourn.
Stenuous schedules forsaken
Still slumbering late.
Inane mystery novels […]
We need weekly to take the bread and wine, commune with nature, and seek blessings divine.
We need people who care, old folks and children, and those men and women willing to dare.
We need snow flakes in winter, […]
Playing a jazz solo at the grand piano behind the ferns,
He sang a sorrowful melody of his worldly concerns.
As a lantern lights the beech, or a shoe shiner cleans boots,
This player could never be in […]
Ever self-important, you’ll certainly recognize yourself if called upon,
You’re now officially put on notice, so perhaps the light begins to dawn.
Conspicuously conceited, stuck up, so very vain, and also eve […]
Nurturing, affirming, comforting—solitude
Quiets fears and calms the troubled spirit.
Distracting thoughts need not intrude.
Being left alone, one need not fear it:
Disquieting, ev […]
Dad struggles: his chest rising and falling, inhaling and exhaling,
Fighting since 4 p.m. yesterday, almost rhythmically flailing,
18 hours off the respirator, he has fought, struggled, and heaved.
They said he […]
Doubt the amount of debt to past poetic lives I owe, doubt a preening, narcistic ego,
Doubt that I may be a self-conscious liar, exaggerating stories that never did transpire,
Doubt that I may long for fame, […]
It’s almost dawn with bills paid, assignments answered, and six poems just accrued.
So I’m feeling rather peckish for some tasty, yet admittedly caloric, sustaining food.
Just right now, I’m feeling famis […]
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