Never, Again

Four boys on a beach play in peace, for pretend
Ripped from this life as airstrikes descend
Ethnic cleansing is never benign
Each is a terrorist in the other one’s mind

Passive populations awaiting
Audience to a media machinating
Lessons unlearned turn to curses
Earth feels like hell as wombs become hearses
Stories of ancient turmoil
Too many graves but not enough soil
Idle cries to the divine
No one admitting their crime
Each just a terrorist, in the other one’s mind.


My past has a DNR

I only live for today

Since the future’s uninsured

our only hope is to pray

so if my heart skips a beat

omit chest compressions

instead kneel and ask God accepts still confessions.



Relapse Haiku

Our last meeting
sobering, to you I am
just anonymous

True Worth

Only by living from the inside out can you truly gauge your self worth. 

Already Naked

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
-Steve Jobs

The Bigger Picture

  • “A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

-Albert Einstein