dying for Chrtistmas

December 2, 2008

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The tree we cut
and carried
into our home

the one
we shackled
then
trimmed

sang to
then
toasted

now lays
in the gutter

her
hooks
and tinsel
riffling on the wind


photo by: Matthew Drumright

Why is the far right the keepers of who is “American” and who is
not? I would leave that to the Native Americans.

To my Roman Catholic brothers and sisters: Go ahead and vote on one
issue. But remember, your votes put George W. Bush in office. Therefore, you share in the responsibility for making this world a geometrically nastier and more impoverished place in which to birth a child. (Thereby, ironically, increasing the probability of an already overwhelmed pregnant mother choosing abortion) You are so preoccupied with the unborn that you have allowed the born to be doomed to the cesspools of the ever expanding slums of this earth.

Always remember, it was the Bush administration who dismissed the warnings about bin Laden from the Clinton people. Bush was such a myopic fool.

I believe the neo-cons half wanted something to happen. They wanted an excuse to invade Iraq; a Gulf of Tonkin, a “remember the Maine”. They got more shit than they ever anticipated on September 11. Just as they got more shit than anticipated when they invaded Iraq. Did they suppose their “enemies” were like those in a Bond movie: diabolical but relatively impotent and easily defeated? I can see Bush, Chaney and Rove consulting the library (a bible and 3,000 DVDs) to review how James Bond escaped the bad guys by sledding down a ski slope in a cello case. They surely drooled on their ties.

Is the bloody saga of the white man’s displacement, erasure, and
marginalization of Native Americans a model for Christian relations with Muslims? Or Muslim’s with Christians? Convert or hurt! Only madmen would think that, you say.

one
grieving mother

diminishes
the multitude of smiles

the woman
who decides
to bear
no children

bears love
to all humanity

handful montana

May 7, 2008


Disney is a business. Vanity Fair is a business. Hannah Montana is a business. They are concerned with profit, not family.

Parents are the ones who facilitate this bullshit of worship and consumption. Wake up adults. There is life beyond the Skinner box of commercial culture. You can start by turning off the television.

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be the embracer

February 14, 2008

Love I

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

image source: Harvey Edwards

wemagine

January 8, 2008

I am a person
this is precious
because you are

A Mom Like You

May 13, 2006

The world needs more moms like you:
A mother to speak softly
about how special a child is.
A mom to look up to and feel sure about.

I wish I could send you to those
who need a mom like you
to embrace them in fragrant warmth
while you sing away the loneliness.

Eternity smiles

May 5, 2006

On a cold still night
moon lights the room.

I hold her upon my lap
a  warm tiny bundle.

Her dark eyes
search this space

as we rock in time
with the universe…