A Stone Throw


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Pull Over,

And walk twenty yards

From the highway.

 

Myth is alive,

Movement rustling in darkness,

Light seeping from clouds,

A slight breeze,

A dancing Lehua blossom

Swaying unseen,

An unbeaten path,

A stone throw

from the known.

 

We are divorced from what’s real,

Believing in our own superiority,

And have we forgotten our relations?

 

The stone, the moss, the mist, the mountain,

All waiting for us to return home.

 

 

 

 

 

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Social Media

Real-world bits

travel in increments

Flashing figures on a screen

We’re all looking for a mean-ing

An ambiguous interpretation

At Lightening-speed communication

Oprah’s world-wide transformation

Capsule of time/space dimension

A real-world conversation

Cyber-spiritual symbolization,

Get out your Visa card for

Social-media meditation

A new-age reality.

Got to connect, got to talk, got to communicate, NOW

Right now,

Politics is burning at your finger-tips

Get that laughter in your comic blogs

Like it, like it, like it, like it

Friend, Unfriend, Friend, Unfriend

That world inside your head

Where Hate is born—dislike,

Where Love is created—like,

Reflect your hourly emotion

At the push of a button,

A cyber-active key

That unlocks a reality.

 

 

 

Caustic Dreams


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When the illumined are illumed

in the shadows of darkness,

Twisted thoughts masking initial intent,

writhing, stark remains of regurgitated words

pound relentlessly in falling heart,

sharp pain spreading like fingers

across sordid language,

tossing and turning in hoping, just hoping,

hoping eating the edges of fantasy,

crossing caustic fields of a western stake out,

guns drawn shaking in gut, in mind, in doubt,

deathly bullets of love

never seemed so tragic

as forever not true,

…Not then

…not now

…not ever

Sending me reeling,

keening into the night

of your reality.

Poetry

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