Saturday, March 22, 2014

on one street a wedding
on another a funeral
same day
same place
just different lanes
different houses
in one someone's coming
in another someone's going
one is happy
one is sad
which is which

in one heart there's peace
in another hope unfulfilled
same day
same place
just different sounds
different faces
in one someone's giving
in another someone's given
one is joyful
one is still
which is which

on one street a wedding
on another a funeral
same day
same place
just different lanes
different houses
which is which

Friday, July 5, 2013

a spider spins its web

a spider spins
its web
silky threads
stretched
across
strong as steel
sticky
 
the prey
not knowing
knowing not
once trapped
cocooned
in silk
eaten
dies

a child
not knowing
knowing not
stuck
tangled
in a web
of rules
regulations
policies
processes
all
in the best
interest
of the
child
all
in the name
of
a job
executed
a child
processed
executed
done

a spider spins
its web
silky threads
stretched
across
strong as steel
sticky
 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

i is cloud

i is cloud
cloud is my
what is cloud

a little voice
innocent
not knowing
knowing not
chirped
aloud

white cloud
beautiful
dark cloud
what is this
black cloud angry
fall
fall here
fall there
fall fall fall

i is cloud
cloud is my
what is cloud
a little voice
chirped
aloud
not knowing
knowing not

i is cloud
cloud is my
what is cloud

Friday, May 31, 2013

every once in a while

every once in a while
my thoughts wander
to me
alone
with feelings
at one
at once
big and small
brave and scared
loud and quiet
humming
ringing
reminding
me
to breathe
to live
 to speak
and
not let
my thoughts wander
to me
alone
with feelings
every once in a while

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


when there is no justice
the half blind will lead
here hobbling there dragging
in the name of progress
of promise made
of promises kept
of promises delivered

when there is no justice
the racist will show itself
pointing here pointing there
in the name of rights
of my rights
of our rights
of our entitlement

when there is no justice
the tongue  will spew venom
half screeching half screaming
in the name of justice
of belonging
of owning
of birth rights

years upon years
the same old song
passed down
and passed along
songs of corruption
of lies and deceit
of force enforced
a country broken
a nation burdened
a people angered

when there is no justice
promises unmade
promises unkept
promises undelivered
when there is no justice.


when you're being pulled under




when you're
being
pulled under
reach
for the
sky

an exercise
in futility
they say
grasping
at
nothing

stuck
sinking
struggling
spent
awaiting
miracles that
never
came
more
of
the
same

hands outstretch
nothing there
empty
eyes
in fear

scream
kicking
angry
at
efforts
of well meaning
souls
failed
and
compromised

rage building
something here
inside
speaks
volumes
heard
seen

when you're
being
pulled under
reach
for the
sky




Sunday, July 22, 2012

others have stopped and got off

others have stopped and got off
when will i
how will i
this journey i am going
where will it take me
how far will it go
how will i fare
as i near the end
will i come and go
alone
a quiet life
 a quiet end
will anyone know
i was even  here
this journey i take

others have stopped and got off
when will i
how will i