a Senior Moment

1) the PrelubeSaturday night came and we’d cram into the living room.Ma had the prime spot,centered on the opened Castro Convertible.Us 6 kids found places around the bed. It was TV night.We had an RCA Victor Console TV. This was in the late 50’s.Our...

One more could do it.

One more inhale could do it,end my life in this body,because of Covid-19.This is a challenging time,when my very next inhalecould be end of the line. This has always been the case,but now when my kid coughs,this truth is right in my face. Death is all ways at the...

We North Americans . . .

We North Americans . . .are at our wits’ end. This is the first time our borders,the Atlantic and Pacific,Mexico and Canada,are not a defenseagainst invasion, in a very long time. Our aggression across the planetOur leaders wanting to own it allOur weapons and...

Phantom Pain or not?

Phantom Pain or not? Prelude 1.I was recovering from a headshot deliveredby one of two taxi passengers,who held me up. Prelude 2.3 AM. Am heading home. Brooklyn.She steps from between parked cars.Says, “I am going to Brooklyn”.”OK”. He slides...

Think, now Act.

Think about how far we have come. Body parts are fashionably clothedSexual tools are used for pleasureMost products are manufactured. Eating bananas in Nome, AlaskaGetting skeletal bone replacedBeing here now escapes us. We converse with more than an UGGWe rape and...

the Story.

the Story.the Story needs a frame. more than a momentmore than an instant the Stories keep us,poking around here as living marionetteswith separate minds coming and goingepoch to epoch. Look in the mirror.Do I see me? Yes? There is the oldest story,since humanity...

a Shameful Apology

a Shameful Apology California has just apologizedfor imprisoning the Japanese. Descendants of the prisonersspeak their Mother tongue,know their cultural history,and visit their homeland. Where is the white American apologyto descendants of African slaves? When a...

Bird Watchin’

Bird Watchin’ One lazy summer dayI’m floating on the updraftaround timefor the barge to show up. Down left rests Jonathan Gullworn thin from flightsto far away placeswith strange sounding names. Closing from the rightrace three big fishmouths open wide for...

Color Full Words

Color Full Words Martin Luther King and Robert E. Leecelebrate the same national day,in more than one united state. When the first Europeans arrived,freedom of where I live endedfor those of us, already here. Being in tune with living life was burned shot starvedand...

Choice

Choice Democrats, Republicans and John Roberts.[From the Wall Street Journal]Chief Justice Roberts then administered an oath to senators, who will act as the jury. “Do you solemnly swear that in all things appertaining to the trial of the impeachment of Donald John...

the Black night.

the Black night. Black stiff man on the floor.Black child burns in the night.Black mother fetches doctor. Doctor drunk with love for mother.Mother burns in the night.Doctors diagnosis: Ebola Doctor runs out of house.House burns in the night.Doctor returns to his...