June Poetry Reading

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Call to Action

Freedom derives from the Lord’s eyes, but leaves

a bloody trail in his wake. For forests burn

and plastic congests oceans suffocating

Earth. This is the greatest violence ever

seen by man. The destruction of our home-

the only home we humans have ever known.

Hunger, thirst, pollution, extinction, death

all the symptoms stem from the same bane-

a golden bull in New York drenched in black sludge.

Billionaires slyly desire escape to space

as a solution, but there’s only one road

to salvation, and it lies on the ground.

It is easy to say but hard to do:

erect a guillotine to bloody each crown.

October Poetry Reading

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June Reading

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Recent Haiku

mother passed away

from this world a year ago

today by the sea

 

from the rocky shores

of western Ireland they fled-

my thin ancestors

 

the splendor of sight

our sun rises once again

in spite of darkness

 

the sunken treasure

of waking up to mom’s voice

singing while cleaning

 

Gram used to tell me

it’s better to sell your ass

than to sell your soul