Monday, November 28, 2011


times like these I get the Psalms
anguished pleas to a distant God
cries for justice, if not revenge
bargaining, begging
sleepless nights
and all too long days

no quick fixes, or simple explanations
only the waiting,
and the memory
that it was different
and the hope
that it may be different, again

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

some say it’s easy

some say it’s easy,
natural, you can’t stop it
“involuntary” droned  
the science teacher

some days
effort overwhelms
crushes my ribs
and empties my lungs

some times it takes more
much more
an act of tenacious will
a choice to continue

Monday, November 14, 2011

too bad

seems it’s not true
lemmings don’t actually
spend their days waiting
to join the mass hysteria
and head for the nearest cliff

too bad
it’s a great image
helping describe, maybe explain
acts of humanity
that should never have been

Thursday, November 10, 2011

another cover-up, (alleged) cover-up

story says it was years ago
people knew
important people
famous people
they looked away
thought it would be forgotten
hoped it would be forgotten
prayed it would be forgotten

really, forgotten?
kids molested
boys raped and abused
young boys
lost souls
throw aways
tossed into hell
for one man’s pleasure

in the showers
maybe a hotel
or a home, the safe place
could have been on the road
by that man
man of power
allegedly by the man of power

there is nothing alleged
about the lives of the boys
struggling toward adulthood
with memories that none
should bear
lost trust
fears beyond reason
hope beyond reach