my buddy

December 22, 2008

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after playing in snow
he comes home
a confection

be the embracer

December 5, 2008

peace is a choice
do not wait for one’s embrace
be the embracer

God Is Free

January 27, 2008

You don’t have to get cleansed
cleared or confirmed

You don’t have to pay tribute

God is as free as your next breath
your next smile

 

Buddy with “tree”

January 12, 2008

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Missing Him

December 24, 2007

Let’s work backwards:

First, I will miss him just sitting in his chair
content to smile as if he had no needs –
connected by spirit, happy to be.

I will miss the shuffle of his brave feet
planting the walker ahead like an ice axe;
climbing mountains we could not see.

I will miss him presiding above the fondue
a sorcerer in candle light,
stirring up batches of yuletide glee.

I will miss him saying grace at the helm
from which he would love, work, and lead
a life of no regret – a life of family.

When I Become Santa

December 14, 2007

We move operations south
to Newark, Watts, Bronx
East LA and ten thousand
other empty places.

We begin to make toys for souls.

Peaceful and playful
thoughtful and joyous toys.

Now
unafraid and knowing –
we will walk this earth
giving gifts.

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dying for Chrtistmas

December 5, 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
in the gutter

alone

with hooks
and tinsel
blowing in the wind


photo by: Matthew Drumright

Celebration Ale

December 3, 2007

 

I
will
be gifting
a few six packs
of this festive beer.
Please buy yourself one
as a gift from me!

Happy Holidays!

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Visit Sierra Nevada:

small mansion
two warm voices
thanksgiving

dirt hut
two warm voices
thanksgiving

I will

November 15, 2007

When I can no longer walk
I will watch.

When I can no longer see
I will listen.

When I can no longer hear
I will tell my stories.

When I can no longer remember
I will make them up.