forward of mind

the inevitable question
is there a pattern or not?
when applied to parts
life develops from I

celestial circle ‘round
field dance in sun
finger-tip touch tops
jettisoning pain

from moments once spent
in blind abandon
nurtures the light
surrounding the spark

keeping it snug
and forward of mind
to never give up
the soul in your eye

Florida shooting

It’s Florida!

Shouldn’t there have been at least a half dozen “good guys with guns” nearby to stop this? Wasn’t that what we were promised by the NRA, and DeSantis?

Florida shooting: At least 22 people shot, 2 fatally, after assailants get out of an SUV and fire assault rifles at a club, police say – CNN
— Read on amp.cnn.com/cnn/2021/05/30/us/florida-shooting/index.html

settle the body – free the mind

comfy clothes on chair or floor
cross the legged legs or not
hands cupped in lap palm up
slow breath deep and start

barely opened are the each
thumb tips close
eyes mouth cracked
tongue palette barely touch

acts that removes the you
body stuff deflects inspect
itch twitch scratch and shift
freeing field for open minds

lower case altruism

When I got to work this morning I really, really had to pee. While running down the hall with my legs crossed, I saw someone I know who has been recovering from stage 4 cancer. So I waved to him. He waved back.

As I continued to side-shuffle down the hall something occurred to me, and it stopped me dead in my tracks.

This guy had been dying of stage 4 cancer and all he had ever asked of people was to make him laugh. And a few months later, here he was back at work! Something had helped him get back here.

So I turned around, then walked back just so I could call him a derogatory name. He laughed hard, nodded and called me a douchebag. Much better.

As I sped off again toward the big boy potty, I looked back and could see the crinkle in his eyes shining above his mask as he stumped his way down the hall on a cane.

Imagine a world where people are willing to make themselves temporarily uncomfortable solely for benefit of another person’s well being.

10ne1iness

the cats in the cradle
and life it goes on
sideswipes and abandonment
friendship can be, and not
for the sacristy’s plundered
and our nickname’s defiled
now strut and stroke minds
as ego hardens to mask
a horrified crossroads
the pull of The Singularity

Trading Loyalty For Logic

wave that flag
vote that card
march and salute
loyalty for logic

fake news shout
pick news out
honor in loyalty
loyalty for logic

political pick voters
voters rolling over
remind your loyalty
loyalty for logic

Between The Sheets

twist and writhe
between the sheets
warm safe sweaty
food delivered
water and wine
sacred heights
cosmic depth
between the sheets
time folds inward
a world away
problems roil and roll
in knots wet
taut tug tight
between the sheets
all melts away
gone from me
in isolation I see
depression’s lonely stare
my gaunt gaping maw
between the sheets