Generations

“No one remembers the former generations, and even those yet to come will not be remembered by those who follow them.” Part 1 Cruel laughter rings Around a five-year-old boy Look at the little baby! He carries a teddy bear! And tears appear in the eyes Of the young, confused boy And the toy bear Part … Continue reading "Generations"

Reroutes (1)

There was a time I meant to go Another way. Another place Was where I set out for, at first, And though my long steps I retrace, It’s hard to know where I went wrong, A turn too early or too late — But I guess where we’re destined for Is really up To fate. … Continue reading "Reroutes (1)"

Prognostication

When you think you know the future, Many strange things will you do; When we’re right, we don’t think “lucky” — That’s the human point of view. Public lives are filled with hubris, Most are not accountable, For the world is asymmetric: This seems insurmountable. What was genius now is folly, What was right’s been … Continue reading "Prognostication"

A Chance At Love

I was to her a chance at love, So time called into season A way for her to change her life — And such days need no reason. Thereon, we touched in innocence, But I left, unavailing: For missing what the times demand’s Perhaps my biggest Failing

from the threshing floor – 5

there is a place i cannot reach: a far off land, that though i trudge, recedes, like hope itself in time, horizons daily i misjudge, but carried on by ignorance, i’ll wear by feet to blisters, then fall into forgotten-ness like aether, or transistors

on the lee side

there’s little shelter to be found once ship has left the port; the elements will have their say and nature make its sport —   for trouble, and adventure, both can lead, or, devastate: and sailors no more dodge the wind than lovers hide from fate

Air and Water

I was born of air and water Thought and feeling Breath and tears; Not of soil, nor of fire: Slowly yielding Through the years As I learned how I was destined: Character is Fate indeed — I was born of air and water Sky and bayou All I need