Category Archives: Other poetry

Flight Mode

The only things real are grief and joy. As seagulls try out wheelies in the sky between blacktops, my children earn their wings on toys that were a history lesson when I was young. I leave my cell on mute, … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

What is poetry? Only the poets ask themselves this; everyone knows. It’s rhymes and lines and lavender bows.   What is art? The new exhibit’s about this, but nobody goes. The world is too full of television shows.   What … Continue reading

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Blessing for Beginnings

Blessing for Beginnings If you are well, If you are fit, and ready, and healthy, And energized, Then now is the time to begin. Begin the novel, begin the exercise regime, Begin the new you, begin the home improvement, Begin … Continue reading

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After the Massacre: A Christmas Poem

  When it was accomplished, and Herod’s soldiers returned from Bethlehem, a silence settled over the land like frost. The odd wailing, like the purposeless wind. And it came to pass in those days that a mother, after her child … Continue reading

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Yes, I have Sought Salvation

Yes, I have sought salvation from the window of the internet browser. Just one more click, and that ought to fix the need for one more click. It takes no effort just to check if happiness is at my fingertips, … Continue reading

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Your Monday blessing: trust

Not in the rulers of nations, Not in the sale of the moment, Not in my team, not in my tribe, not in my demographic. Not in any theological formulation cleverly devised by man. Not in the shotgun barrels of … Continue reading

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To the one insisting “All Lives Matter”

You have made a protest, albeit a small one. I am listening. I am listening. I am waiting to hear what is required of us. If all lives matter, then surely we need to be outside the immigrant detention center, … Continue reading

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