Category: Poetry

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Abyssinnia

Ropes soaked rain-wet stretch taut across the back of the beast and secure its burden. Traversed alongside the great mountain, a narrow path winds towards the summit. Loosed pebbles dance over the edge of the road and skitter into the…

With Antony at Actium

The sun sat shadowed in a cloud of dust as we waited to march toward the sea. Ahead the trumpets blared the triumph march. The drumbeat of boots matched our thumping hearts. Mounted leaders adorned with pallid glory portend: War…

What It Means To Live One Foot In The Grave

The idea of living one foot in the grave comes from the Zen masters, some of whom would carry a tiny coffin with them when they traveled, a reminder of their mortality, a token of the temporary nature of existence.…

Happy New Year

After the New Year we sailed our sandbikes along down the gulf where we hung around the landfill plinking rats with pellet rifles. The rats are the size of kittens so they make good targets. We found this place at…

The News from Traumaville

Lately I’ve been watching a lot of John Cassavetes movies and staying up late with gypsy minstrels composing musical space opera set on the Jovian moons of Io and Europa. Fire and ice are prominent themes. When the musicians get…

Ronald Reagan died and went to Hell

Ronald Reagan died and went to hell. He was just as surprised about it as you are. He wasn’t expecting a standing ovation but he got one. Many souls enduring torment appreciate a rousing speech. It gets tiresome, all that…