Category Archives: Wisdom
The distance for my success, that could be jumped; a quarter-mile wide and a quarter-mile deep, never existed. Yet, wearing a smile, I jumped! Then what?
I floated, between non-existing marks. With arms flailing, Legs wiggling in space, head heavy as an elephant, or, with maybe just their footprint.
Everything that I believed in, defending it from the start, to my last breath; to ultimately fall with foolish bliss in exhilaration, hitting face first into the ground.
Still, I have the urge to jump that cliff again.
But, this time, from another side.
Brass, brazen maple leaf, embossed with a very serious face. Buds around you change in every season; green in spring, leaf in summer, then celebrate their passing in bright reds, yellow, and orange. Crackling under my feet, whispering to me; seasons pass and I am looking forward to wintry solitude.
You, my friend, stand against my fence. Never blowing away. Brass and brazen, always in the same place.
A gift from a flea market, many years ago. A gift from my children, placing our imagination, with their love, in an honored presentation, on Father’s Day; of my favorite leaf, one from a maple tree, brass, brazen as could be; never blowing away, always in the same place, as their love continues for me.
Splintered kindling wood
Moss growing moist on north side
Summer serves them well
Written In Center Sandwich NH at Kathleen’s place.
Fear of Night
I toast to you with wine and sweetened bread;
Those of you who are still afraid of night.
Free will and slavery, share the same bed;
With bling bling’s insatiable appetite
Nay! Men nor women are excused from lies
When they say, “God’s words, only they can hear!”
Asking for cash, property, jams, and pies;
When, the Spoken Word is hearts hidden ear.
Hear! Hear! Hypocrisy of screaming hearts
Embracing beyond a hand shake or smile,
Stealing souls into night, into the dark,
Where straw shelters burn brightly on trial.
Banners, crucifixes, temples, stage lights,
Candles, and guns keep you on guard at night.
Sleeping with Sophia;
Bitter-sweet desire on a barbed wire fence.
Wisdom, seeks all lovers!
She transcends all borders erected on the altar of soldiers;
Escaping Venus and Narcissus.
Love Me, she quietly pleads.