Category Archives: Poetry

Growing a Story

Growing a Story Some kernel of truth was planted in the fecund imagination And as the new shoot broke from the warm moist ground Spreading its initial leaves to breath in the air in a new world As an alien … Continue reading

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Bradford Pear

They put me in this ground because I grow up fast Spreading out my arms full of foliage in the hot sun On summer days, I appear strong and full and healthy My shallow roots shoot through the brown clay … Continue reading

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Barren Seeds

The soil was turned, the weeds and rocks removed Seeds placed at the proper depth and thoroughly watered So many have cast their seeds into the waiting earth Seeing the germination, the growth and the eventual fruition The earth giving … Continue reading

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August Petrichor

Petrichor-a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a period of long, dry weather The land has languished for months amid the annual summer drought And the cracked clay which bakes beneath the brutal blast of a Texas … Continue reading

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When a Dream Dies

Often they simply fade into the night, slipping into the ether They dwelt for a brief time deep within our sleeping mind We wake with no remembrance of their sojourn through synapses Our short journey with their evanescent existence in … Continue reading

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The Mansion of My Mind

I will never dwell on some vast estate with a gardener to care for the land But I can cultivate the fertile soil of my mind and plant seeds that grow Care for the flowering plants, harvesting the produce, clearing … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Myth

In our modern arrogance we wanted to demythologize the world Science and rationality became our new gods, but now they served us Creation became merely resources for consumption turned to capital Capitalism became the religion of the new age, money … Continue reading

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Fortune

Fortune Ascend all you augurs and astrologers in agony but not antipathy Beings banished at the behest of barons and bureaucrats beyond Chance the chanting of your cadence clear into crystalline caves Divining the design of destiny; you dabble and … Continue reading

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The Air is Heavy

  The air is heavy as it fills my lungs with its leaden weight For in this springtime of the year in addition to the pollen, The heavy perfume of the earth reawakening from its slumber The emergence of wildflowers … Continue reading

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Tears and Gears

  As the gears of the machine we’ve wired ourselves into grinds to a screeching halt This system which was fueled by sweat and creativity and occasionally lubricated by blood Whose thrums and hums we’ve synched the rhythm of our … Continue reading

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