This Life

Posted: May 26, 2017 in Uncategorized

It’s delusional this life the elaborate systems we erect to confuse ourselves
so much form without clear function.

We animate notions and embellish them with sentimental endearments
if we made it it must matter surely it is worthy of attention.

Stooped over tending my own garden missing the birth of the sun
a daily occurrence beyond my control and therefore completely trustable.

Man-made beauty is a thing of desperation images of something we have lost
we seek natural light to clarify our vision.

I Keep My Distance

Posted: May 21, 2017 in Uncategorized

I keep my distance a subtle form of discouragement
I want to be liked but not needed.

I’m an emotional coward secure in my solitude
wary beyond my borders.

I’ve been in the trenches I’ve earned my scars
swapped valor for vigilance.

Open wounds closed heart no room for chance
all possibilities are fraught.

Such reluctance invites hostility
there are those who would drag me into the light.

They see in the shadows sinister affect
these dark contours only conceal my tears.

Talismans

Posted: May 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

I give the good things more credit than they deserve
trying to make standard special getting by elevated to success
but hey every day you wake up alive right
avoiding most of the thousand hurts that flesh is heir to
acceding to acceptable loss.

Rummaging through a dust covered toy chest
in the back of a dark closet
pulling out puppets with happy painted faces
old playmates from a simpler time
a little nostalgia won’t kill you.

A little neuralgia may lay you low though
these talismans we have clung to
pretty palliatives for old aches and pains
this false sense of security is a daily habit
minor victories that wring tears of comfort.

trapped

Posted: May 6, 2017 in Uncategorized

we are trapped in a matrix of desire

the beast feels the need to feed

a tiger knows no renunciation

the eagle is unrepentant

 

the plainclothes angels who walk among us

mean to capture our attention divert our gaze

to give us a glimpse of some higher form

a glimmer of spiritual evolution

 

they wield blinding light that animals fear

they would probe us with god

we submit or we languish

but first we roar in anger and in terror

 

we do not understand what we are becoming

Take What You Need

Posted: April 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

Take what you need and be merciful
the considerate and the timid are not recognized
everyone is happier when they know their place.

The power of benevolence binds us we dispense majesty and all are content
we devise a system of law and order to compensate for our failings
we know the right thing when we think it through but we have to write it down.

I will take up our burden to try and put things right
but I require your cooperation
I am no saint and this was all avoidable.

The Sun Remains

Posted: April 27, 2017 in Uncategorized

Just because you think of a thing
doesn’t mean you have to do the thing
the fantastic colors and twisted shapes
you summon from your depths.

An azure ocean roiling with blackest waves
surrendering on the shores of silver islands
where the people are happy and life is good
just as you imagined it.

These actions these results are unauthored
but true nonetheless you wrote this story in your heart
yet when it was broken
the people continued and the sun remained.

No Control

Posted: April 22, 2017 in Uncategorized

How little we understand one another
seasons change but things remain the same
winter gives way to spring which yields no hope
caution is a hedge against disappointment
experience teaches there is wisdom in the death of optimism.

No reason to feel bad about it no controlling the human factor
we are random and we are reactionary
we plan for chaos find it’s useless to resist acceptance
plans   fate   circumstance   protons    that     cannot      bond
matter dissolves energy is released life is created and destroyed.

We continue expanding right along with the violent universe.