Kid in a sprint

I changed my profile pic Hoping you would notice me and you didn’t but – I know they did, 27 likes and I am smiling bright I’m a kid chasing stars And it’s uphill all the way And crowds are cheering.

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A time…

Once upon a time When being political Was having an opinion On the merits of this or That and ideology Framed understanding That debate could change the world One dissected issue At a time… In a democracy valued And upheld: Those were the days.

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A Solitary Walk

I’ve lost my reflection And finding it is bucket listed above the Greek Islands But below retirement. I don’t yet know if it is In your mirrored glasses Or In a puddle on potted asphalt But I sense its existence In my warm breath In this cold air And maybe there’s a mirror In a…

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A Solitary Walk

I’ve lost my reflection And finding it is bucket listed above the Greek Islands But below retirement. I don’t yet know if it is In your mirrored glasses Or In a puddle on potted asphalt But I sense its existence In my warm breath In this cold air And maybe there’s a mirror In a…

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Just a Day

I underestimated this ordinary day in December 2014. His brother had been gone a week or two. His soul mate really, soul twin, the ‘other’ that grounded his 80 year life. He fell asleep after the Eulogy, a speech he gave without prompt or pause. The grand speech of his life. He had clawed himself…

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Good Old Days

Remember when ‘politics’ Meant debate about Trickle down economics And your foe was just A decent capitalist Yearning for the dollar Less of a fan, of course Of a social welfare state But still your mate A human on the other side Of a reasonable divide.

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The Crashing Braves

I am so small And drowning In massive waves That will crush me If they break while I stand naked In backlit honesty Stained from a day That toiled, swords drawn With my tender heart And spoiled my hair When I sweated cold With stomach knotted And gritted my teeth And shut my eyes Breathing…

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