Dreamscape

What is this place so quiet and serene, this lovely out of doors within myself, where no one interrupts and all is delicate as a film of iridescent color? You are there, not far, but near and were I to awake as now you are my very soul. ♥

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Shutdown

If I fail at my job, I expect to be fired. If I belligerently refuse to do my job, I expect to be fired. If I willfully neglect my job, I expect to be fired. If I consistently put private or personal interest before my job, I expect to be fired. If legislators refuse to put…

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Sustainability

“What does it mean?” “Not a damn thing. Don’t talk to me about sustainability in a nation gone from natural wilderness to wilderness of our own making in less than two hundred years. Talk to be about money and profit and comfort if you want to talk the truth.” “Don’t you believe it’s important to…

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Slain In The Spirit

“What are they building here?” “A police station.” “Wasn’t there a church here before?” “Yes. They tore it down. The church died. They boarded the windows, surrounded it with chain link topped by barbed wire and sold to the city.” “Says something doesn’t it.” “Like what?” “They traded spirit for law and faith for enforcement.” “I…

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Double Date

“You see that statue of a woman way up there on top of the capitol building?” “Way too high for me to see. Way too high. “They gonna put another statue at the capitol. This one down real low for you and me.” “What they gonna call it?” “Miss Fortune.” “I know her sister, Works…

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Two Big Tits

“You hear about that new bill they got before the legislature?” “Oh yeah, I heard about it. Real mother of a bill.” “They’re talking about building another capitol up there on the hill, side by side with the one they got there now. Seems one big tit ain’t enough for all the cats who want…

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Cherubim

When I attended seminary, No, really I did, we learned the word above meant The Burning Ones, angels and flaming spirits sent by God, emissaries of divine presence and truth. There’s this girl, No, really there is, who runs by the house every morning, her face etched with pain and determination. Then within the hour she…

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Road Demons

Haven’t ridden my motorcycle in a while. December in Wisconsin, right, but this global warming thing is way out of line and if they say Bad and I say Ride, then maybe while I do they’ll get this whole break figured out. Meanwhile you go your way and I’ll go mine and get where I’m…

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Rapunzel

There is a woman who works cleaning tables, not serving tables, nothing so glamorous as giving people food. No. Only garbage, trash and liquids cold and heavy carafes of lukewarm coffee grace her hands. Yet she cut her hair off her splendid hair to give to those with cancer, donated her glory to bring joy…

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When Last I Thought You Loved Me

The water and the sun upon the water, the wind from the same quarter and the sky, the blue sky allure me to believe the same time endures between you and I, but that is only me for had I known you lay with him when last I thought you loved me here and now…

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