Day: April 15, 2022

Two Poets in the Park #poetry

Two poets in the parkeating mango sorbet sipping coffee holding hands and dreaming poets’ dreams  Two poets in the parksitting down beside the fountain watching the world trickle byso beautiful it seems Two poets in the parkhoneymooninglovesong-crooningpeople passing by, just let them stare Two poets in the parkweave word-websin and out the dusty bluebellsdown between the daffodils they … Continue reading Two Poets in the Park #poetry


Your weapon of choice, a piercing harsh tongue.the most hurtful shots, fly straight through her lungs.Leaving her breathless, shaken to her core,dismiss all emotions, by slamming their doors. Your ego is so strong, it eats at her soul,she tries to hold on, but gives up control.Her mind is all bruised, along with her heart,too strong … Continue reading Control

A Brit’s Point of View …

Apparently, someone asked the question on social media, “Why don’t the Brits like Donald Trump?”  Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from the United Kingdom wrote the following response: “A few things spring to mind.  Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, … Continue reading A Brit’s Point of View …

Alternate-History, Literary, Disturbing

Two alternate-history dystopian stories: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick. What if the Axis alliance had won WWII instead? SS-GB by Len Deighton is the British cousin of The Man in the High Castle. Two literary dystopian stories: Armageddon House by Michael Griffin is a bleak, futuristic novella. It’s like Groundhog Day … Continue reading Alternate-History, Literary, Disturbing

The Reclusive Writer

Should you choose to visit, you’ll be received with old-fashioned charm – ours is a simple cottage: furniture well-worn, muted hues to warm you, and a kettle always brewing. Clutter attests to our relaxed lifestyle, welcoming you to kick back and relax. Weather permitting, we’ll sit out back, surrounded by a forest of mature trees … Continue reading The Reclusive Writer

Guiding Light

Fill my lungs with hopes once lost,till my heart thaws and defrosts.All resentments slowly fall,listen as inner peace calls. Gain more strength with each sunrise,feel the warm rays ease my sighs.Yellow light, holds me so close,adoring and so grandiose. Spirit walks right by my side,goes unseen yet does not hide.Helps me wonder through my days,knowing … Continue reading Guiding Light

Bee bread, or: Battered

Dedication This tanka prose is dedicated to the inimitable Shira Destinie Jones who has committed her life to developing a sustainable societal framework to provide a basic safety net for each and every child. Tanka prose A safer, empathetic, and sustainable global society in which each person has food, shelter, education, and health care, at … Continue reading Bee bread, or: Battered

My Own Private Easter

‘A Boy in the Forest’ by Pikila This is an excerpt from Fool’s Odyssey, an autobiographical narrative I wrote some years back, based on a journal I’d kept as a young man searching for the meaning of life. It seems appropriate to repost it here on the eve of Good Friday. Having failed to find … Continue reading My Own Private Easter