collimation…

collimation

there are
small holes
in the universe
where god’s tears
have torn away
the darkness
such that
god’s light
shines through
each tear
was shed
for a child
who lost
their innocent life
because
of
men’s wars
billions
of what we
foolishly
call
stars

narrow thinking…

narrow thinking

a fool and a wise man
met on a narrow
mountain path
the fool
was rushing down
while
the wise man
was ascending
the sage
insisted that the fool
clear the path
for one
with
such great knowledge
of the world
the fool
acquiesced
acknowledging
the scholar’s rank
and so it was
the wise man
ascended the path
and
upon turning
the corner
was devoured
by a mountain lion
since the lion’s hunger
was now satisfied
the fool turned
to continued his climb
for even a fool knows
that wisdom sometimes
must be sacrificed
to reach one’s true goal

nose wide open…

nose wide open

aunt bea
sitting
in
her parlor
was leafing
through
an old
photo album
she laughed
and
said
now
here’s
a picture of you
with your
first
true love
i wrote
a poem
about you and her
well
mostly
about you…

out to save her world
bumping into his own dreams
thoughtless half-ass schemes

buffalo soldiers and their heirs..

diaspora

the brown bag prophet
while watching
black soldiers
march in a parade
turned to me
and
said
have you ever
seen
such
a large
flock
of icarus
racing
off
into war’s sun
their black wings
melting
as they
reach
for
promised
freedom