leave me alone for Christmas

December 10, 2007

Like in a glass-sided beehive,
the poor and dying press
against the window of my mind.

I cover the glass with candy canes
and Santas.

dear God

December 10, 2007

help us to understand
(not that we would change
anything)

God has no hands

December 10, 2007

God has no hands.
We are the ones
with the hands!

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what if
we stopped
building mansions

what if
we began
to build ourselves.

our home
in our hearts
freedom

our home
in each other
humanity

our home
in love compassion
reality

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on the outside looking in

December 6, 2007

You never look
at me.
I often look
at you.

You have
those things
I am told
bring happiness.

I have
those things
I am told
bring shame.

I look into
the restaurant –

you spend
my week’s wages
in a night

so elegant
so white

table cloths
and candles
fine wines
and waiters.

I could go on
and on,

but I have been ordered
to move along…

Heroes

November 20, 2007

Every no-name human who has to live
in the frightening shit holes of this world.

Every person who struggles by their side.

All those who stand up to tyranny
in the face of beatings and death.

hand out condoms

November 14, 2007

hand out condoms
shelter people from abuse
talk to the lonely

instead we preach hell
build mansions
brick walls

EWTN watch

November 5, 2007

Heard on Nov. 3, 2007:

“Only Christ can unite a very sick and sinful human race.”

(Oh, by the way, speaking of sick and sinful – look at the cost of this merchandise at their website)

Shit Hat

September 26, 2007

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“The collection is available at Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, Saks New York, and other boutiques… The piece shown here is the Olivia, it is made of hand cut feathers that are on a comb and sells for $575.”

Smells like aristocracy.

photo source:Luxist

CNNxiety

June 6, 2007

anxious images
over and over again …
entertainment