We Leave You

The columns of death glow faintly white Within the forests of this destroying planet. Here gleeful beasts track each other Through lanes of winter and rotting heroes. Of late, it has been impossible to caricature the kind of nation the United States has become; the deaths of migrant children in custody, the packing together of…

Saving Truth From The Memory Hole

    In George Orwell’s famous novel, 1984, “the memory hole” is one of the ways the rulers of his dystopia maintain control of people’s memories.  In our own time, the dystopia we are living through now, the memory holes are many and varied; they range from the steady closing of public libraries to the…

The Zero People

The “personal worth” of the very wealthy is always a report of how many zeroes there are following the initial numbers in their financial records.  In itself, this is a commentary on what has become a routinely accepted convention of social discourse.  If someone asks “what is their personal worth,” it is immediately understood that…

Steadfast

Tell Chelsea Cherry trees are blossoming, their Perfume fills the air. Tell her Tenderness falls from their breath, With beauty forms a pair. Tell Julian Tendrils unfurl each branch, The flag of nature waves in spring. Green freedom, nature newly spreads In steadfast hope, to heart will bring. Tell Edward Seasons mark the whole, Do…