WHAT HAS BEEN NAMED…

A mental illness, May be a long list Of nouns and adjectives That no matter how long Or hard we try Does not fit an individual, Words describe But cannot feel – Language is limiting, Imperfect And yet we have Impersonal lock-ups Without keys, Perhaps why I keep doors And windows open, Transparent see-through All […]

TO BE READ ATTACHED TO A CLIPBOARD

Carrying this around on a clipboard makes it more important, this dream rushing back into itself like a broken wave that has just rolled up onto shore. But I am no longer the action of water; I have become both body and beach. I am the light which produces this present hologram, land and sea. […]

THE EVERYDAY MOON

In a white petticoat Against an azure Sky, Simplistically Beautiful,  Dependable,  Meeting a deadline Timed every Day,  Artists decorate  Her,  Poets write about Her, But she has no need For fanfare,  A natural beauty,  She wears no makeup,  No lipstick, No need for a compact Mirror,  Just herself,  Plumply Satisfied… Gayle Bluebird (May ‘18) adds, […]

CLOSE TO TEARS

When I’m dead please leave the toothpaste speckles, on my mirror- They may form if you stare just right- into stars, and give you a glimpse of the vanished– the space I’ve stepped into. My body, without casket- placed in grasses, mist falls from late noon sky, collects on the bridge of your gray nose […]

THE SMILE

A smile may be quite fetching, but… Complimenting it Opens a new link to positivity.   Simon Stargazer III (May ‘18) adds, “I know because I practice it every day.”

CHANCES

It’s Not Just a Matter Of giving Someone a Chance. It is a Matter of that one Taking a chance on you too. With either way, it takes a bit of faith. To achieve the success that both parties desire. Simon Stargazer III (Apr. ‘18) tells the tale behind his lines, “When my stepson, John […]

A MUST SAY

What I know is in my future is practicing what I say, not just saying it. I see myself yet traveling and saying what I know, spreading myself to wherever I’m to go, not in the religious sense, but where a cup of tea might be just the thing to give someone hope. I always […]

EXECUTIONIST

COMING-TO IN JAIL To awake beyond gates beneath hallways and bars; to find you’ve been placed in some remote gallery, swathed in remedies – tips and knuckled of your fingers surge with rust. From your head, like a blue spruce, stem the weighted excess of ten thousand happenings and their flashes. You lie fetal, plastered […]

PERCEPTION IS ALTERED REALITY

Perception can change Reality doesn’t.   Success in life Relies upon careful Scrutiny of reality, with A healthy re-evaluation of… You guessed it: your perception! Simon Stargazer III (Mar. ‘18) says, “My daughter Robin is a perfect example of perception versus reality. At age 16, she dropped out of high school wanting ‘freedom’ to spread her […]

TRUSTING

Sometimes very little Trust I have for anyone, And then again I trust what comes my Way– Trusting is Adjusting… Finding Something ripe As fruit picked From a tree with right Timing – Though I can still be hurt With words What I know with certainty, Words written Here My poetry, Laughter too, I trust […]