Wandering Through mazes of barbed and bloody emotions Pushing pulling pulverizing Craving calm Carving out new images Wrapping the darkness in acceptance Amen. Tsuriai. Namaste. I bow to you Grief.

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Lago d’Crystalle

  The lake is glass About to break, or Soon to be in a battle with the sky winds It soothes the tearing pieces of heart It removes the anger It reveals a mind of yes A mind of matter A mind of goodness And Mercy.

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Soldier Boy

Photograph by Charles Reed, life-long friend. 1968 Soldier Boy A casualty of war ~ fifty years later Standing six feet five inches An athlete a saint A poet a songwriter a musician A sometimes too-compassionate business person a stand-up comic Time tortures him as he works to block out childhood pain He saves my life not […]

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