Tag Archives: Freedom

#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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#355 of 365 – 3 Haiku

3 Haiku   so enchanting is the return from loneliness the curve of her back     somewhere in the vast timbre of infinity the voice of Ray Charles     chills even today electric pride; the splendor of Whitney’s … Continue reading

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#353 of 365 – “mistrial”

“mistrial”   across from the alley where it still appears clean where the trash is hidden and the rodents unseen I sit in the momentary bliss of denial as if danger were averted by a public mistrial the news has faded … Continue reading

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#350 of 365 – 3 Haiku

 3 Haiku     eyes blurring over head itchy with doubt; college math refresher course       the more what I take for granted is threatened, the more precious it is       hall of changes, dreams so … 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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#324 of 365 – “ISIS”

ISIS   there is no semblance of right no relatable belief stone darkness so cold light is swallowed up by grief there is no room for other people no space for God to take a breath they want to bludgeon … Continue reading

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#319 of 365 – “bloodied shoes”

“bloodied shoes”     I drive with music blaring at ease to curse my neighbor with no threats of death upon my head to abandon my creator   there is no doubt that there is violence here that breaks away … Continue reading

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