Space Invaders

It’s sad that no one knows that he at one time protected the whole world from invasion; but real heroes, he’s realized, rarely get the attention they deserve. At any rate, he would not have liked the attention had he received it: the one type of invader he can’t deal with at all are those who invade his own space.

Her Name is Patience

Her name is Patience, not her style;
She’d sooner run than walk a mile,
And laughter is her instrument,
Yes, even now, I hear it

Her name is Patience, not her way,
Pure freedom brought to life in play:
The butterflies all know her name,
For she’s a kindred


When I was sentient, I knew a man
Whose hobby was to build things out of cards:
At least I think. For my attention span
Is very short, and doubtful in regards
To any but the widest boulevards
That truth or lone veracity might take
And subject to drive off, without a brake

At any rate: the guy. His steady hand
Was such that I admired, in the way
He could produce, from what his mind had planned,
Facsimiles of Paris or Marseilles,
Combining games of chance and macrame.
A balancing, precarious and wise
Of miracles set up before our eyes.

And What Am I But Hope?

A shadow in the city streets

A cipher of the darkened ways

A tree alone up on a hill

A festival of Shakespeare’s plays


A marvel I can’t understand

A question there’s no answer to

“And what am I but hope?” she asks

This nova, bright, unnoticed


P.J. —

Cute in quotes and pure at leisure,
Swirling mist and public treasure,
Sybelline but full of fancy,
Living love, and necromancy –

Sharing hopes and hiding dolor,
Few may know, but those extol her,
Spreading humor over bruises,
Thoughtful whimsy in her chooses –

Separated by intention,
Need, the sister of invention,
Going where the fates may lead her,
Architect of those who need her –

Never slow but seldom hurried,
Always caring, never worried,
Friends, and always, to the friendless,
Actions random, odd, and trendless –

Cute in quotes and pure in humor,
Swirling mist of truth and rumor,
Sybelline in reticence,
Artistry in every sense.