Monthly Archives: December 2014

Alan Watts provides New Year’s Eve Wisdon

“He takes especial issue with the very notion of self-improvement — something particularly prominent in the season of New Year’s resolutions — and admonishes against the implication at its root: I can only think seriously of trying to live up to an ideal, to improve myself, if I am split in two pieces. There must […]

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After Christmas, Before Communion

Children of the 50’s We were invisible Small even when full grown We know not to eat the last of anything. So many rules about shame and guilt Yet sometimes no rules applied. The snows melt The sun shines Days grow longer We wait no longer for the virgin birth No savior for us. Not […]

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Bring Back the Three Wise Men

Bring Them Back   Oh Bring Back the Three Wise Men But this time let them be women. Dress them in Levis. Send them to Turkey, to Pakistan, to Australia, Send them to Russia and to Los Angeles. Do this quickly as its spreading. Don’t let them give you any more Myrrh: There are enough […]

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Murder

What kind of people kill children?

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Elements of Torture

Elements of Torture 81 million dollars(81 million dollars) Paid for startup torture All over the world. CIA employees were “ uncomfortable” with the techniques used By interrogators. No one raised a hand to stop them. All designed by one “James Mitchell” A psychologist. Has it come to this?

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For Galway Kinnell

For Galway Kinnell 1927-2014 I said to you once, at 25, that I was ruined for any merely mortal man Having known you. Write everything first in longhand and strike out great pieces with joy. Never fear hearing your own voice Use gentleness when viewing the world And compassion when viewing yourself. You said all […]

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Pineapple Storm

Pineapple Storm For three days the world has not been right. Mother Nature hung herself over our coast, She’s angry so we have to wait. We know it’s coming. Everyone shopping for condoms, water and flashlights. The attitude of scarcity pervading suburbia more than usual. All the black SUV’s are filled with sandbagged children and […]

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Defrosting

Defrosting Flying over the country and I still look down for the names of states. I think they should be neatly tattooed into the earth. Why oh Ming is so lovely when written out clearly in ranch land. Ida ho could be mounded into the fields with its children, the potatoes. Virginia is an italic […]

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Frozen

Frozen: Still Waiting   Tongue tied at age six I wait for its undoing. It’s only becoming worse this paralysis of talk This awkwardness of face This immobility of lips (When trying to respond to a question The witness is unable to form words, your honor). She’s not being obdurate or intransigent, Its her tongue […]

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