We Will Rest Not, George Floyd

Brazen with whiteness four toads exerted presence cuffed and killed a man “I can’t breathe.” On the front lawn of America stripped of empathy the leader knelt Not in prayer – reverence burns his lips – he knelt with authority or his version, venomous Three looked on ignored pleas gloated in the horror of life’s […]

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Hopeful In a Time of Confusion

Anticipate salvation – the stork master spews cryptic babble Is there hope to be had? Don’t speak forked-tongue cannot decipher the yarn Suspect time alone holds truth experience will betray the lies integrity winning out in the end. (Image mine)

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Shadow Dancing

Inessential am I ghost of a woman burden avoidance Imperfect am I each flaw a step towards deepening blue And yet,  I exist purpose unknown shadow dancing. (Image: Self-portrait)

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Write Me an Ending

Ego fiercely defends status quo, perceives movement as predator Soul craves peace, provoked by the illusion division the public glide How do we manage when progress, stripped bare displaces understanding? Alone, I cycle through these observations encounter jammed passages Dismayed by deviancy messages aimed to exploit the vulnerable naked and blind. (For Eugi’s Causerie weekly […]

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Syntax

Behind the veil of political maelstrom lies a modicum of humanity Or, is it humanity is belied behind a maelstrom of lies, politics always falling short?

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A Convertible Summer

Summer of ’67 British invasion Canada claiming 100 – Dad arrives home in a powder puff blue convertible. Back seat sisters long hair flapping bellowing along with 8-track tunes: Loving Spoonful “Do you believe in magic?” I, barely nine idolizing a sister sixteen – a model with go-go boots and hippie style Cottaged at Sauble […]

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Reset, Please

We define our lives in acrostics while nature audits the damage We bemoan isolation while Mother exhales A sigh of hope – all praying for reset. (Tuesdays, I borrow from Twitter, @Vjknutson.  Image my own.

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Keep Compassion Alive

Hope’s a robot marching along endlessly sourced Compassion is flame ignited by love kept burning by care Fear annihilates dampens the flame darkens the path Hope persists follow her lead keep compassion alive.

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Quarantined Thoughts

Oh, the plans I make – swept up in sudden quietude – art, writing, books to read – creativity leaps with excitement And yet, there is a somber tone ringing in my head – an anxious whirring – reframing solitude as social aberration… And in this dance of light and dark how shall I weave […]

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On Common Sense

Can common sense be taught – friendly snapshots coercing shifts? Novices proclaim innocence, blame their peers, but remember When humanity is a foreign concept, and sensibility a second tongue The underdog suffers, and who knows what is to follow? (For Eugi’s Causerie weekly prompt: underdog.  Image my own.)

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