“Child of the Sun, Child of the Moon” New Poem To Be Published In Elephant Journal

I am so excited a new poem I wrote yesterday was accepted for publication by the online site Elephant Journal. It should be there in five days time and I will post a link here. Here is sneak preview reading for those who wish to do so. “Child Of The Sun, Child Of The Moon” When I was young I was a child of the sun And played in the safety of light. But now that I’m old I am child of the moon And have come to know the night. I revel in the terminus that moves inexorably Over the Continue Reading →

If You Could, Would You?

If you could fly and fall and never die, Build glorious buildings to the sky, Walk with gods in worlds only dreamed of In the minds of those who see far beyond what is, If you could live die and live again in a single moment, To rise up and challenge your greatest fears over and over Until triumphant you control all that is, Would you? We are beaten! The battle is over. And though we take our children by the hand and say, “This is Earth. This is Ocean. This is Sunset. Here is our world built by God Continue Reading →

Finding Still

Still is that fraction of a second between every “in and out” of the breaths I breathe. Still is the space between the boxcars of the freight train that thunders through my mind each car a thought in passing. Still is that imperceptible moment that the tidal river outside my house changes from East to West melting fresh and salt water into “One” making the blood of the Earth teaming with life. Still is gravity ceasing to work it’s magic on the molecules, atoms and sub-atomic particles that make up Matter and that which we think is real. Still is Continue Reading →

Lolitah The Mosquitah Eatah

Lolita the Mosquita EatahLolita was a frog she lived in the bayou Way down south where the mosquitoes really bite you. She was amazing a sight to really see cause she had a tongue as long as tree. It could go to the top and climb back down and eat little bugs right off the ground. With that tongue she could reach the tip of her nose wrap around her back and scratch between her toes. Fast she was with that tongue of lighting she slurped up mosquitoes to keep them from biting. Well she ate and ate and grew and grew till her belly was as big as me and you. Continue Reading →

Five Seconds From Devine

Five Seconds From Divine Twenty-two minutes from divine I am certain our actions seal our fate. I step out into the breaking dawn certain I am late. Sweat thick upon my brow I turn to face the breeze and for just a few moments (five seconds to be exact) I smile and stare up at the sky glad I am alive. Twenty minutes from divine, I start my engine and roll away certain I am late. The song I hear from the stereo I know from when I was twelve. “In a clearing stands a boxer and fighter by his Continue Reading →