infusion or mutation

January 22, 2009

shadows emerge
we take flight

we take flight

we forever
take flight

from one moment
to the next

we take flight

until –

we are willing
to die

to stand
our ground

not waver
nor blink

stand our ground

and be swatted.

my buddy

December 22, 2008

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after playing in snow
he comes home
a confection

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

Dear Bishop

November 18, 2008

and what about the violence
once they leave the womb?

QUESTION AUTHORITY??!! (1972)

November 15, 2008

what the HELL does that mean!!??

QUESTION AUTHORITY!!??

YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THE FUCK YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT!

But Dad…

WHAT IF THE MEN ON D-DAY
QUESTIONED AUTHORITY!!??

OR THE SOLDIERS FIGHTING INDIANS
QUESTIONED AUTHORITY!!??

or the Conquistadors,
or the Crusaders,

or the Hitler Youth,
or the…

“SMACK” (the big open hand hit his young face with a single head turning blow).

GO TO YOUR ROOM – MISTER QUESTION AUTHORITY!!!
AND THROW THAT FUCKING BUTTON IN THE GARBAGE NOW!!!

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soldier

November 11, 2008

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until there are no soldiers
we have all died in vain

against the dark sky

November 10, 2008

Bare Trees in Winter,Yosemite National Park, California, USA

just one leaf holds on
brown and brittle it struggles
loosing some pieces


image source: AllPosters.com

little vampire

October 31, 2008

he brings his face
into the toast
sucking the jelly.

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.

water gap

October 14, 2008


two mountains reach down
cup the river in bedrock
eternal playmates

painting by Edward Raymes