rendition and rape

January 29, 2007

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The United States
ought to be about
dialogue and diplomacy
solutions and life –

not attack and torture,
rendition and rape.

artist:Gwyneth Leech

until

January 28, 2007

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until
there are
no soldiers
we have all
died in
vain

 

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one always has a way
to spend some time:

waiting becomes
observation
discovery
expression
revision

no devil’s workshop here

one always has
the means to climb out of
this electronic skinner box

and breath in
creation

HCG 87 galaxy group

January 25, 2007

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this universe
is so vast
it must be small

 

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this is
the dimension
of acute pleasure

of explosion –

its origins dictate such.

beyond
is very much
elsewhere –

infinities other than

this one.

 

dying for Christmas

January 20, 2007

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The tree we cut
and carried
into our home

the one
we shackled
trimmed
sang to
and toasted

(rip a suckling child
from its mother)

(put makeup on a statue)

(be happy at a rape)

now lays on
its side

alone

with hooks
and tinsel
blowing in the wind


photo by: Matthew Drumright

perhaps (eight)

January 20, 2007

birth is the cutting
of a tree
from its roots –

and this life,
a momentary death

 

I wish I had an angel friend
to watch over your tiny travels –
to walk with you through wander worlds
of daisy, stream, and meadow.

I wish to have an angel friend
when it becomes your time
to go exploring on your own

to catch you if too high you climb
above this grownup world of pace

too fast to see my child’s face.

 

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freedom rider

January 15, 2007

If I had my way,
If I had my way,
If I had my way,
I’d tear this building down.

 

 

– traditional: sung by African slaves
posted in contemplation of Dr. King’s birthday
to honor all those who faced down the dogs of slavery