A Case for Keeping Crimson

Our Lives are painted pictures Of this, we can be sure But such a waste of Crimson When spilt upon the floor. I can hear you’re cloaked in sadness For I have lived there too And it seems your heart is broken (As hearts are wont to do) So please consider this now , If […]

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The Reading

From Verse of Small Sanctuary. I wrote this while I lived in a small town in Pennsylvania; it boasted a small but beautiful main street with great restaurants, a theater, et cetera– also was a psychic’s shop, which (though the lights were on) were perpetually closed. In a time of deep depression and, indeed, desperation […]

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How the Elephant Feels

Thunder feet and iv’ry tusks Tethered to the ground Swaying his trunk back forth In a perfect circle, he was clearly bound Instinct, it did shout to him, “You must go walking on!” But the circus and its patrons Were his family and home Some felt good to see him Some even felt endeared Others […]

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Broken and Contrite

Broken and Contrite The coin has been flipped And has at last come to land And on the rough of the table It wobbles–won’t stand   And all the breathless moments here are called That there is but one lonely path, and no reason to stall I tried all the circles that ‘ave ravaged my […]

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The Elephant and Mindfulness

  I recently finished the book Kim by Rudyard Kipling (who, as you may have gathered, is a personal literary hero of mine) and was struck by a particular Jataka or Story of the Buddha’s former birth. I am far from anything resembling an expert or even Greenhorn in the subject of Buddhism, having only a very […]

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Tomorrow

Bitter shackl’d I to the unknown When the promise of today is gone For tomorrow she ain’t written yet An’ Night’s moon’s laughin’ fit to burn And as daily pains I do wish begone In bleedin’ scratches on my soul By the livin’ Gawd above I pray To lift my heart from burnin’ coals So to all you out, about, around Unsure about the comin’ […]

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