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  89.     

Anti-Gravity

Every day I need to spend
A little time with my soul
Connect with that inner space
When the world intrudes with
Scissors knifing through a Hitchcock curtain

The interior is forever
Impartial and wise
Knowing the secret of mountain and stream
The streak of a star across the sky

In the silence of still moment
Air in and out
The breath of life, immortal and sure
All that seems monumental
Becomes suddenly

Unreal.


(Previously published in Report From X-Star 10, Indelible Mark Publishing,2009)
 
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  90.     

Artist with Shovel

We're trying to come to terms with this thing called
'Life'
That's what artists do

Trying to dig beauty out of the
Pain
To create something lasting

Something that speaks beyond
Generations
Something extraordinary

To mock the crude incivility of the grave.


(First electronically published in This Hard Wind, by EWGPresents, Vol.4, No.5, May 2000)
 
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  91.     

As the Bombs Drop

We must stop

Thinking literally

Life is a metaphor

Not a fact.


(Previously published in The Hold, Oct.2004)
 
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  92.     

Asleep at the Switch

There were bombs exploding in Iraq
Babies turning blue in the immovable quash of rubble
A government twisting truths into the most
Outrageous kinds of lies
The end-game justifying the means

But no one would believe

The long years of children left behind a hoax
Come to fruition, dusty books that no one
Reads, impossible to distinguish the text from the
Con

Old words make sweet bonfires

The world spinning in a drunken haze
All a blur of light and sound and colorized
Image

The patient on his etherized table his
Hamburger heart pumping beer and blue-eyed
Bimbos into the vain artery of his
American unconscious

O, we may wonder, and O
We may die

Sleep the good sleep

Someday maybe
Someone will wake up, alone to find
And ask the inevitable question
A hundred years too late

Why?

Why didn’t anyone try to stop
The madness?


(Previously published in The Hold, Oct. '04)
 
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