Tag Archives: tears

the cries of halfwits

The tears get pulled like rubber bands, warm in the sunshine and ready for a plucky mind and a darting hand. Why is life so filled with the strings of Love, the pangs of Love, the marble statues erected in … Continue reading

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Belgrade and Kiev, Warsaw and Tears

Peace escapes us all. While the world watched innumerable invading armies laid waste to these cities of antiquitythese places where dreams were born and legacies were suckled these places where inhumanity marched for centuries, like an ugly snag in the … Continue reading

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All Good Rogues

Birds are balanced on branches, and I run along the rim I am as graceful as I will ever be now, as observant as my mind’s eye could ever hope to see, and the beating of my chest tells me … Continue reading

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a heart you know

Do you see them? They deliver your mail, they give you your morning cup of java, they hand you your change. I know you won’t see their paparazzi pics in the glossies  or those sleazy websites that feed the hungry, … Continue reading

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Snapshot Africa: Maize

In Malawi the staple of sun kissed maize is replaced by millet because rain heavy clouds are fickle so water either squeezes or streams from the petulant sky. The rainy seasons cannot be depended upon because gods are fickle, and … Continue reading

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Stained Garden

Not vessels to be filled with your rage; not mannequins with convenient holes you can pretend don’t have a voice or eyes or delicate frontal lobes. We’d rather see you ejaculate into the sky and let it rain down sorrow. … Continue reading

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Too Clever To Be Caught

  I yield, she is a formidable foe. Her slender hands proffer   a paper crown for the brow of my spinning silly head.   I often find her lurking in crowded rooms where sinister social circles giggle and hiss. … Continue reading

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others might see

In the glaring light of day we parcel out upon the world our blame and condemnations, our envy and frustrations, our Herculean efforts to be strong. In the deepest shadows of night we offer to God our hopes and fears, … Continue reading

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