in former days…

in former days they knew they were the pinnacle of all things new they stored their trophies carelessly; the way they did, and we still do for morays change, as do our fashions, each but here a little while and little then seems relevant, save hubris, which has stayed in style

Barren Winter

The barren winter calls across the lake, But what they hear are very diff’rent sounds; Each sees the world on their own chosen grounds: Results of choices that they daily make. For she sees death in winter’s every move: The cold becomes a penetrating freeze That brings her down, somewhere past mere unease To having … Continue reading "Barren Winter"

Mixed Signals

We should not care so much about appearance. I read this everyday, and everywhere — But yet we will; and brook no interference In judging others. Nor curtail our care For our own looks; for our own way of seeming. We seem to want to have this thing both ways — The moral view, that … Continue reading "Mixed Signals"

Essays in Success – 3

There is a stealing kind of day That takes your heart and wrings it dry; There is an echo on the sea Of all the “what’s” that have no “why” — There is a time in all our lives When we must face that fact that we Will never see the life we dreamed, Or … Continue reading "Essays in Success – 3"

Essays in Success – 2

When you’re handsome, everything is easy, Except when your performance appraisal was really bad, Or when women keep telling you you’re boring, Or when you’re overdrawn by six hundred and thirty four dollars, Half of which are overdraft fees. But he knows that It’s all just jealousy, because All the women can’t stop looking at … Continue reading "Essays in Success – 2"

Essays in Success – 1

Sit back, enjoy your glass of wine, And all success has given you; Ignore that gnawing emptiness, Just concentrate on what you do — For you are fabulous, indeed. Anxieties are fleeting: Enjoy the lonely weath that comes From so much damned Succeeding

Essays in Failure – 5

Technology is the engineering equivalent of slang: It doesn’t last more than a few years, and Eventually seems ridiculous to people below a certain age. But at their peaks Both technology and slang Are everywhere until They’re nowhere

Essays in Failure – 4

It’s just a building: walls, a roof, Kitchen fixtures shipped in from corporate, Signage done for years by national standards, Closed down a few years ago as the chain is dying People don’t want the prefab food of yesteryear, They want the prefab food of today Currents are fickle, whether in the air, or water, … Continue reading "Essays in Failure – 4"

Essays in Failure – 3

I said “have you seen they’re tearing down –” He said “yeah, you know, I met Joy in that place. It’s kinda where we fell in love –” It’s been four years since she’d passed away, And I thought, how sad — we lose who we love, And may then lose the things we connected … Continue reading "Essays in Failure – 3"