Archive for October, 2009

12
Oct
09

Anicha

Everything changes:

What’s tobacco one moment,

Smoke the next ~ then air.

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08
Oct
09

George Carlin’s Faith

If there is a god,

And I’m certain there is not,

May he strike you dead.

04
Oct
09

Tommy


Motor-mouthed, squirmy,
Incorrigible hell-boy:
And still I like you.

03
Oct
09

QUIET

The past two mornings I have woken to something special, something rare, something as welcome as a new friend, a new lover, a winning lottery ticket:

Silence.

And this silence, so beautiful and so complete, was so strange to me I almost couldn’t identify it, almost couldn’t orient myself to the difference. I just lay there in bewildered expectation, like a child with britches down who awaits the promised lashings across his back side, only to find to his surprise, relief – and dare he feel it – glee, that the lashings aren’t forthcoming. It was almost eerie to awake to no sound, as if the world had ended and left only me behind. But even if the world had ended and left me as its sole survivor, I would gladly take it, and at least for a few days – until such time as I was driven mad by abject solitude instead of incessant noise –  I would luxuriate in this rare treat and smile upon waking, instead of ranting at the maddening inconsideration that allows in the first place for a rock quarry to be operated in the middle of a well-to-do neighborhood . . .

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03
Oct
09

Night Train


Train whistle nocturne
Soars through the evening air, a
Distant lullaby.

02
Oct
09

Consideration


Standing on the bus,
Squirming babe in arms, she stares
At the seated man.

01
Oct
09

Dragonflies

Sailing in mid air,

A graceful tandem as one ~

Two dragonflies mate.