I bend and stoop extending outward
reaching upward in search of space
but I am root-bound and so soft inside.
I need someone to guide me.
A wild bird whose granite feathers span a pagan forest.
Take me with you above the soaring sea hawk,
across the murmuring waves, your wings full of wind,
take me over and far beyond the lofty clouds.
Sheila Brown art “bird over the sea”
When the sun is sinking low
the living gather at the edge of the river.
A widow weeps her mantra out and into
the watery grave.
Moon beams play upon the wake of the paper boat
and at the banks pious mourners chant and dance,
their colors, red and gold glow in the firelight.
As the pyre disappears below the horizon
the young inhale herbs and chew kava
to make it easier to forget.
Deep in the musty dunes
rushing in on a storm of sea
my words wash into a
decomposing cavern to
linger among the madness
as I mourn the dead and
In a shroud of sorrow
I spit out their eulogy.
The haters are out there. Twisted soldiers of darkness, leaders of dread. . . naïve as it seems, I never imagined there would be deniers of dreams yelping like the rabid audience of a Springer show.
Once again the president has chosen to divide and conquer. Rather than address the vital issues of our country and the world, he attacks peaceful protesters of the sports world (yes, I said sports world) via Twitter like the 71 year old petulant child that he is, a vulgar boor, calling names, shouting “fire the Son of a Bitches” before the world. yet he rushed to defend the KKK, neo-nazi’s, white supremacist violent protest in Virginia while denouncing the push back as “on the same level” as these dark elements that until he set the bar for violence and bullying had for the most part remained under their rocks. Meanwhile he goads a madman…placing himself at the same level.
The president has hijacked a sacred symbol…our flag and used to it to distract from the real issues facing our country and to appeal to his base. He has spent his time twittering about the NFL players “taking a knee”, an obvious effort to distract once again from his ongoing legal issues. Puerto Rico is in a dire situation, millions of American citizens desperately needing help and the attention of the president following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Trump finally addressed that issue today on Twitter showing no compassion to speak of. Addressing the bad infrastructure in Puerto Rico and mentioning the issue that exists concerning PR and wall street. Cold.
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in my reservoir of words
is the refuse of middens
Stubs of cigarettes
the bitter rind of orange
gnawed and tossed away
Where is the simile of stars
metaphor of sea oats
translucent wings of melodramatic birds
suspended in my throat
Crumpled leaves beneath
dried flowers grieving debridement