When the fisherman camped along the lake an inner waterfall spilled over him, how deep it runs in blood and bone the oneness of our kind as if the heart posed the question What then makes us different? Not so much not even personality. It’s extreme love and hate the sea of emotions between the two makes the individual unique but the measure of humanity for him moved more in one direction, how much we care for others beings no matter how they are– It is written love your neighbor, strangers love your enemies, love and do as you please but the man who inspired it later was a god– The fisherman stopped thinking took out the hook of doubt sure as you or I he’d never fill that job geared up his boat, brought home seven trout.
My slut-desire for a bankroll of love, movie line wait for true romance
Hourglass heart running out of sand, twittered intention to end hunger,
My cell phone ringing mass murder, Buddha-delusion to heal the mind
Prophetic wisdom on a fool’s errand, tabloid wish to be some super hero
Dildo desire to fuck Mr. Trump, glittering cities on buffalo bones, soul
On the altar of power and beauty, Alt-Right nose up the low racist ass
Anarchist answers to old questions, disaster aid on misanthrope Visas
Our house of cards with the usury windows, big wheels claim to Jesus
Monitor heads blinking with cancer, a Starbucks cup full of dead poems
Sex Pistols fist on a Mozart cock, pornographic priest with his boy stars
Pig hooves on the backs of the poor, bump car pillows, insomniac beds
Kids in mind numbing debt– but is there hope for us? Toxic rainbows
With peak-oil pots, the Religious Right making ISIS tanks and bombs
Saintly ideals with demonic halos, yes, we are great, the new Babylon.
I thought I’d share something that makes most poets happy. Several of my poems were accepted for publication recently, “Clear Water” & “After the Pulse Murders 2016” will appear in Seattle’s Raven Chronicles Anthology, “Take a Stand: Art Against Hate” out this fall. The Seattle Star published two poems adding to several already there. The poem “Last Oracle Over the Sea” will appear in the CAPS /Calling All Poets Series Anthology out of New Paltz , New York & “Eagle Bowl” was accepted by the Seattle journal “Chrysanthemum” edited by Koon Woon. Washington State Poet Laureate, Claudia Castro Luna took “The Bubble of Seattle” for her Poetry Grid. I’m honored to be included in her project. It’s now @
I hope you get a chance to enjoy some of them and keep in touch as the year progresses. I invite you all to Green Lake Public Library for the monthly reading 4-5:30 pm the second Saturday of every month. There’s always an open mic!