Heavy Wings, a poem

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 in All Posts, Poems

Heavy wings, is this what it has come to? Standings? Are you so easily caged? The war is raging. Sharpen your talons on granite peaks and take to the sky. Wins and losses are mere fleas in your feathers (and time is full of potential); shake them off and bleed like kings.

Arbitrary Contrasts in a Halcion Haze, a painting

Posted on Jul 21, 2015 in All Posts, Art
Arbitrary Contrasts in a Halcion Haze, a painting

acrylic on canvas 11″ x 14″

A Poem for the Newfound

Posted on Jul 17, 2015 in All Posts, Poems

Let the women go get sushi, and let them pay for it. We’ll take to our deck chairs and patio furniture and eat hotdogs and beans. Forget the law, and medicine, and theology, and what was said. Later, I kick pine cones all the way to the donut shop, and know my children love me. […]

Neutral Slush Syrup Base Concentrate, a poem

Posted on May 20, 2015 in All Posts, Poems
Neutral Slush Syrup Base Concentrate, a poem

The other morning I opened my front gate and noticed on the sidewalk an abstract design made of some kind of clear liquid. It started at my place, on the corner, and trailed down the block as far as I could see. It must be water, I thought. Someone had just walked by and poured […]

How Much I Love You, a poem

Posted on May 6, 2015 in All Posts, Poems
How Much I Love You, a poem

I know you think I joke too much, act silly, curse too much. I listened when you told me so. But now listen to me: understand that if I did not do these things I would probably break down and tell you how much I love you.

The Thorns in Our Side, a painting

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 in All Posts, Art
The Thorns in Our Side, a painting

acrylic and oil on canvas 11″ x 14″

Blue Ribbons, a poem

Posted on Apr 19, 2015 in All Posts, Poems

The Space Shuttle landed on Earth again after another successful mission and I had trouble just getting out of bed. A pat on the back, a PhD, a cure for cancer, a gold crown… “Como estas?” she asked. “Einstein” I replied; she just looked at me like I was crazy. Then I stood up, reached […]

Thoughts on Balance

Posted on Apr 5, 2015 in All Posts, Thoughts

There are trade-offs in life.  But I don’t think that we have the choice to do the trading.  You can do the trading, but it will be exhausting and superficial and ultimately unsatisfying.  We don’t get to choose who we are.  And you cannot re-create yourself.  You can only discover yourself, and accept yourself, and […]