Honestly, I'm a Liar, & Other Balances & Imbalances

January 2, 2018


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teachers to small children

the world over

pastors to parish

they all will tell the pretty truth

(aside the pretty lies, “pretty lies”)

that crystalline snowflakes

are unique. unique.

and maybe later in both

secular schoolrooms

and sunday school classes

(and in all their varieties the world over)

small children might make snowflakes for themselves

they’ll fold lacy paper exactly in half

with a good crease

and taking their round-ended scissors

they’ll cut their very own unique cuts

so that when everyone unfolds their lacy paper

and lifts it above their heads

everyone can laugh at their uniquenesses


but one thing that ministers & mentors

rabbis & nuns will fail to add

is that those one-of-a-kind snowflakes

are all


in their descent

on icy black currents

all their night fall



It’s the coldest morning this year

And the Farmer’s Almanac says this year

There’s gonna be a winter of ’em

Me, I won’t mind

I like how loud the still is


forty years ago a brother from Chicago

called the cold wind

“the hawk”

I wonder if it’s still true

I wonder if “that muthafuckin Hawk”

is still cursed & bundled against

in the only city cited for its big blow.



When island settings lose their place

in imaginings,

When our mornings sun  there

warms our skin, bare,

There’s these shade floral sanctuaries,

And, I’m betting,  perfect for setting your eyes on…

God’s perfect line,  one horizon.

When all  won’t free you,

Won’t call you from all this freezing

Point of view,

This illusionary season,

What ttthen?





(from a dozen frozen years ago)

December 7, 2017

No Law Says

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November 9, 2017

Harsh truths to a rhythm & cryin crime rhyme

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November 1, 2017

poetry contest

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October 14, 2017


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(from The Raven Report)

Edgar Allen Poe was never one to underestimate the power of a good secret, and his death was no exception. Rarely have the details of someone’s final days caused such a stir in the annals of dark history. Just like the spine-tingling tales he wrote, much of Poe’s personal and professional life was shrouded in mystery, […]

via Was Poe’s Death The Greatest Of All His Mysteries? — The Raven Report

August 9, 2017


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August 1, 2017

Jeanne Moreau Shares Once More

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July 28, 2017


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Positano, ItalyAgnes Alsua Molyvos, Lesvos, GreeceJay21310 credit Bonn, GermanyAdas Meliauskas credit Tunnel Of Love, Romania, Caras-severin descoperaromania.org credit Stockholm, Sweden Hector Melo credit Valencia, Spainvisitheworld.tumblr credit Grafton, Nsw Australia owenwilson credit Nafplio, Peloponnese, Greece Wilson Lu credit Cullinan, South Africa Elizabeth Kendall credit Spello, ItalyNicoletta credit Taiwan Sue Hsu credit Bamboo […]

via The Most Magical Streets Shaded By Flowers And Trees — FLOW ART STATION

July 25, 2017


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“Everything happens at once. There’s no continuity, there’s no connection, there’s no follow through. It’s just all now.” – Marshall McLuhan Over 50 years ago, well before the birth of the web as we know it, Marshall McLuhan considered the coming electronic environment and it’s impact on our culture and the nature of understanding. A […]

via The medium is…. — View From the Ledge

June 22, 2017


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enjoy yr summer getaways

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