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Deluge

It pours down.
And I’m bent beneath the weight,

Thrashed in the strong winds.

A storm continues in my mind,
But I know light is coming.

Even in the bare dark, I feel it
Coming,

Through the deluge.

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2013 in Poems

 

Pushing

The darkness encloses
Surrounds
As I push against the background

Straining against the pressure
I wait and catch my breath
Just five more minutes
Days
Months

And I will break through
Out
With sun on my face
And sky above my head

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2013 in Poems

 

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Spying & Dying

The paranoia seeps in
Like cold rainwater through worn shoes.
I feel the freezing squelch of mistrust and suspicion
Every time I step out.

The hairs stand on end,
Like so many troops brought to attention,
The alarm sounded for the enemy’s approach.
And I cannot be at ease.

I know what they would do,
What they would say,
And I must endure.

 
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Posted by on February 4, 2013 in Poems

 

Where are you, Allen Ginsberg?

“I saw the best minds . . . ”
And I don’t see them anymore.
Just the weak and weary march of brains
Burdened and enslaved.
The land starves and the people wither.

In this land, the Dead still dance,
Whether they have life or not.
The dirt grows deeper as we sink down this hole
Dug for us by generations past.

I sit and spend,
Spinning like the world under me.
This is how it works, right Mom?
And yet it doesn’t seem right.

Something seems off,
Maybe the broken light bulb,
Shattered in a fit of rage.
Maybe the damaged soul,
Silently crying out.
Maybe the fluttering one-winged butterfly,
Unable to take off.

Where are you, Allen Ginsberg?

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2012 in Poems

 

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Alternate Versions

A leaf falls
Winging through the autumn breeze

To the right and it lands
On the road
Violence by each passing car
Torn
Scattered
Until it is disintegrated into pieces

To the left and it lands
On a pile
By the tree
Now slow Time works
A creeping decay
Worms
Fungus
Until spring comes to grow in it another matter

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2012 in Poems

 

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