The Final Solution

When I see deadly violence anywhere in the world acted out by hooded men, neo-nazi, common criminal pedophile priest, shooter in a theatre, I wander a time a wilderness of disbelief hearing it on the web or t.v. I once again commit myself to the asylum of Ahimsa pushing back harder on the evil in […]

Dreaming The Old Man

Through slanting doors and broken windows odd furniture in dim rooms old books and roses rotting with age I follow you, charts and crumpled maps and paper glitter like a lost hope– Sudden sky and wide water reeds along a shore under a silver willow you call to the other side. No limb or vine […]

Healing ~~~~~ One Another.

10 Daily Affirmations for Male Survivors 1. Recovery is absolutely possible and achievable for me. 2. I will practice being disloyal to dysfunction and loyal to functionality. 3. I give myself permission to connect to loving, affirmative, strong, sensitive, accepting men and women in my community. 4. I release and forgive myself for any responsibility […]

Rayn is not his real name. Oh my!

I gave myself my name after my Dad complained bitterly that he didn’t like some poetry I’d published:   D: “You published THIS…..in the FAMILY name!?”    R:”We aren’t the Rockefellers or the Kennedys, Dad, nobody knows our name.”   D: “But I know.”  He said grimly. R: “Ok, Dad, what if I took a pen […]

Spindrift Literary & Arts Journal 2018

Spindrift Literary & Arts Journal 2018 It’s back from the bindery & it is stunning!  Join us for the release celebration: Tuesday, May 8, 11 am to 6 pm @ The Visual Arts Center 2000 Building Shoreline Community College My Poem “Elegy for Phil Hayes” appears in it, so I’ve been asked to read. Elegy for Phil Spindrift […]

If I Spoke

Originally posted on Poetry etc:
If I spoke from the heart and you could hear You would ride the sound Back to the beginning and see who you really are. If I spoke from the heart, my tears would be a river Running into the sea, an Ocean of sweetest water. If I spoke from the heart,…