Category Archives: Courage

#461 – “waning breath”

“waning breath”   I fail  in what’s been an unending succession of inaction procrastination fear and regret I am nothing without dreams but waning breath each day a little closer to a troubled death     Advertisements

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#459 – “secrets to save”

“secrets to save”   I want this pain to stop this panic to allay this sinking  to end this crushing guilt to go away I want to drink until I’m perfect until I’m healthy and brave drink until I’m honest … Continue reading

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#454 – “in the palm of history”

“in the palm of history”     I sit on their shoulders   in the palm of history   making my way through liberties I take as my own without question or fear or cast down eyes   I breathe … Continue reading

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#427 – 3 Haiku

I don’t usually give an explanation…but felt it necessary today. Today, August 28, Emmett  Till was murdered in 1955.  Almost 10 years later, August 28th 1963, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his historic “I Have A Dream” speech: … Continue reading

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#424 – “all that’s left”

“all that’s left”   let’s all sing the blues till we can’t anymore till our secrets are broken and our throats are sore let’s swim out way past where we’re safe and proud let’s hurt together till we all cry … Continue reading

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#382 – 5 Haiku

5 Haiku   in limbo; my hours waste into anger; waiting for the cable man      tangled up thinking dead ends and darkness on my old neural pathways      weight against my palms holding so many questions my … Continue reading

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#370 – 2 Haiku

2 Haiku   the road of dreams is paved with nightmares of failure and falters of faith     so many tunnels stretched out together; daylight always visible  

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#356 of 365 – “make of my bones”

“make of my bones”   I feel my future bearing down on her knees praying I don’t leave her adrift on the seas waves of eager doubt crash into me like stones stripping the resolve from the make of my … Continue reading

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#344 of 365 – “black dust”

“black dust”   bloodied concrete and broken steel unexpected goodbyes from a now hallowed field black dust in the air, grief in our lungs fear and rage that such evil had come so many hands reaching in for another deep-dug … Continue reading

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#337 of 365 – “something beside”

“something beside”   and what of the women whose silence is worn like echoes of living they secretly mourn I understand nothing claim no wisdom to teach wonder if they’re too deep in their garments to reach are their hopes … Continue reading

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