The Limits of Life Lessons

Originally written on 10/13/2013 The Limits of Life Lessons Our time upon this planet is fleeting And we are told a worthy endeavour Would be the careful conscious accreting Of some knowledge to solve for forever.   What genuine data can we offer That hasn’t been preached by every priest? What authentic lessons may we […]

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Midsummer Morning

Written on 01/13/2013 Midsummer Morning I’ve traveled from the faery land, far from the western shore I’ve returned to simple hearth, to the home I knew before No ogres here, no giants tread, no dragons ‘neath the sun My sacred charge has left that land, and so my task is done   And now I […]

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Ode to Chompsky

Originally written on 01/31/2014 Ode to Chompsky The Tyrant King walks across the plain At midnight. His feathers A striking array of green and yellow stripes Bred to be invisible when he lies Among the tall grasses, now mark him as The once-ruler of this prairie A Lear with sharp claws on his feet.   […]

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Five Tankas

Originally written on 03/03/2014. These are tankas.  Five Tankas The stopped clock is right As often as you need time To stand still for you Is no easy task for guys Who want to hurry up love   Polar vortexes Crush into the land of us Crystallization Of our mutual desire And the chasm between […]

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Cinematic Pig’s Feet #8- Even Dwarfs Started Small Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS Let me be honest here- I didn’t like this movie. I didn’t think this was a bad movie. It was technically well done, it had passion and intelligence behind, it touched on important themes, and it was artfully provocative. But […]

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Dreams and Songs

Originally written on 04/27/2014 Dreams and Songs Silly loves songs may hold no place in my heart I do not love what they love, I think Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan Of the silly But their view of love leaves me cold And diabetic   I’ve never really had the knack For relationships […]

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Blackened Sole

Originally written on 01/04/2014. This is a pantoum.  Blackened Sole As you begin to cook the fish, You begin to wonder About the size of the dish, The ingredients you put in.   You begin to wonder- Carbohydrates could be karma, The ingredients you put in. Proteins and fats are nirvana.   Carbohydrates could be […]

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Arcane Mechanick

Not everyone with the aptitude to learn magic desires to plumb the secrets of the cosmos, learning mystic knowledge that would drive most people mad. Some are more….practically minded. They concentrate their studies on physical objects, such as wondrous items and constructs, and how they might be tinkered with. While they are generally looked down […]

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