Friday, March 28, 2014

rooftop freedom

my boy
miles has found
his latest thrill
in sending
pockets of
stretchy,
colorful
wrist bands onto the roof
to
commune with the birds,
have higher altitude air
and feel what it's really
like to have a good view.

instead of being smashed against skin all day,
barely over waist level high
and having to be active all day long.

now,
they can just unfurl their tiny
rubbery souls in the
new sunlight
as

a big
dude with
a fading scalp,
bit of a belly,
dirtied glasses,
slippers and
bad breath
tries
fetch the
bracelets down
with
a long
branch trimmer on a

ladder
that will
ultimiately
bring
peace to the

9-year old's
crumbled

bracelet
universe
of
calm.

Monday, October 7, 2013

no government - '13

In a town
Bled by
The ghosts
And echoes
Of
Jazz,
The feds have
Shut everything down.

Government is not around,
But congress is cutting into
A
Newly bled,
New fangled cooked piece of
Meat laughing
Over
Fresh scotch
As us ants out here
Slowly trudge from
One fruit rhine to the next.

With no grudge about
To
Be slayed,
The earth
Stands still,
Yet rotates in
Coherence with the sun
As we wait ..

Bathing in the moonlight
The same way
As we would the sun ..

Feeling the same rays.

So,
The only real thing do to now
Is to not vote on election day,
Yet show up with
Petition in hand
To start firing
The
Upper crust
That have no
Real flavor
In this

American meat pot pie.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

cow town triumph

In the sheer triumph
Of all animals on this planet
Getting to live together on
This big
Hunk of rock,
I see
Miracles each day
With
Species other than humans.

Yesterday,
As I watched a dog in a fenced
Pen on a small farm plot,
I wondered what he was curious about as he looked on into
The sun
As it
Slipped away
Into its moon robe.
The spectacle was a 300 plus pound
Black cow
With
Extra bent front legs
Leaning his head under
A fence post low
To the ground
To get his big
Porterhouse mouth around
Some errant apples that
Finally succumbed to the earth’s seasons
And ripened down to the ground.

As my car swirled by,
I rubbernecked as long as I could
Laughing,
Cheering
For this
Big
Animal of shared our
Planet
Trying to
Get
Just a bit of that
Apple pie.