Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Enter December

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December steps out
all wrapped up
like some 19th century English caroler
into the snap cold of the late November
As the darkness of space
lowers upon the lonely streetlamps
and avenues
of the great city

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Virus

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First The Missionaries
Then The Contractors

And All The While
The Lookie loos
And Newbies 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

All Souls 2017

All Souls 2017

“We're a ship without a storm
 Cold without the warm
 Light inside the darkness lit at peace
 We're a laugh without a tear
 Hope without the fear
 We are coming home”


When Floodwaters unearth the graves
of those long since dead

Old Houses
Condemned, Gated,
Torn Down, Hauled Away,
and Burned

And Turnips
again replace Pumpkins
as Jack O Lanterns

And this throng
of souls
from out the low moaning wind

Across that fallowed and charred landscape
beneath the Aurora Borealis
and the planet Pluto at eventide

To Mercy

Monday, February 13, 2017


The Light Bringer

After the Chinese Lantern Festival
came the bright eerie star
on the southwestern horizon

An Omen
through the empty windswept windows
of the old haunted house

A little spice