Grand Canyon Phil

 Lynn started having severe headaches a year and a half after marrying Phil who considered himself a libertarian pledged to be a pain in the ass to every person he met. One summer they were on vacation at the Grand Canyon riding donkeys down a trail along the canyon wall around 200 feet above theContinue reading “Grand Canyon Phil”

They Have Paid; They Are ‘Us’

A man who by his actions does not care about the citizenry of our country … got me wondering as I do … the amount of taxes paid by the 700,000 during their lifetime jobs well done and voluntary support and building of communities and passing on the best qualities …  that the 700,000 haveContinue reading “They Have Paid; They Are ‘Us’”

There Was His Face

There was his face … A mixture of youthful mirth, his right eyebrow a calligraphy flare at the end of a sentence, his mouth twisted into a half smile, his head cocked to the side, mischievousness written all over the place; a question mark at the end of his eyes that said, you don’t know what I’m thinking do you? He lookedContinue reading “There Was His Face”

Let Your Wild Horses Run Free!

Let Your Wild Horses Run Free i lived my life contentedly/ in the shade of the fruited tree/ a world i visited every day/ where i shared my words quite comfortably/ before the apple fell from that tree/ scattering its seeds within the room of my despair.  (those scattered seeds still alive after all, the appleContinue reading “Let Your Wild Horses Run Free!”

On: The Death/Liberation

… there are rooms of underground form ….. chambers where people die, stripped bare of their integrity: sterile places in deathly colors cold and dead walls, crucifixes through windows of time, life sucked dry, taken from the lives of innocents, poor victims of authorities accord, put to death in various ways; hung high or shocked in retribution, drugged into oblivion,Continue reading “On: The Death/Liberation”

Overheard At the Mall One Day In Front of Starbucks … continued …

continued … The guy gets a big kick out of himself doesn’t he?  Let’s just say this guy loves it when the ordinary world turns upside down. Pause … So what happens next? Suddenly time stops. It seems like no one is paying attention anymore.  People are like blurs or streaks of color passing by.  That half of your worldContinue reading “Overheard At the Mall One Day In Front of Starbucks … continued …”

Grand Canyon Phil

Lynn started having severe headaches a year and a half after marrying Phil who considered himself a libertarian pledged to be a pain in the ass to every person he met. One summer they were on vacation at the Grand Canyon riding donkeys down a trail along the wall of the canyon around 200 feet above the Rio Grande.Continue reading “Grand Canyon Phil”

Let Your Wild Horses Run Free!

i lived my life contentedly/in the shade of the fruited tree/a world i visited every day/where i shared my words quite comfortably/before the apple fell from that tree/scattering its seeds within the room of my despair.  (those scattered seeds still alive/ after all, the apple doesn’t fall that far from the tree (as the wise ones sayContinue reading “Let Your Wild Horses Run Free!”

Street Dance II

An older man wearing a cowboy hat feather inserted into its leather band braided with colorful beads dances alone … ….. his hands … ! elegant, bent at the wrist, palms facing forward each finger poised differently … ….. they move in graceful arcs left to right in time with the music … while hisContinue reading “Street Dance II”

Bright Night Revealed

It seemed that as contrast deepened i could see more clearly subtle and great beauty buried within the world around me … … and it seemed like the more beauty i saw the more distinct and easy it was to see  … ….. … so i looked more deeply and  discovered beauty trapped within degradation and loss …Continue reading “Bright Night Revealed”

Ice Floating …

… lazy floating crystals swimming in their own sea set free to be, within random bands of time given unexpectedly … so much like you and me floating in a sea within our band of time, waiting to be reborn into past life form from past life each time set free … It’s ME, wanting toContinue reading “Ice Floating …”

To Summer Boy

 I had the ultimate freedom of every boy during summers but only after work was done … so I worked every day for at least an hour before ranging freely about town from in search of other boys congregated, looking for one more player to round out an even number for a game of tackle football or …  I rodeContinue reading “To Summer Boy”

The Animal Chronicles: Cardinals Escape From Prison !

… so as you already know … my cat and i have conversations all day … she speaks well … her tail moves with great eloquence … i always know exactly what she is saying even though i can’t always put what she says into words … i don’t have any more cat stories … (not right now anyway …) but i have a whole plethoraContinue reading “The Animal Chronicles: Cardinals Escape From Prison !”