Saturday, February 22, 2020

Literary Quotes Too Good Not To Share

"Sometimes I write to keep from going crazy. There’s a world of things I don’t feel free to talk to anyone about" - Octavia Butler
"Sometimes the only choices you have are bad choices; but you still have to choose" -The Doctor
“To me, religions are like languages: no language is true or false; all languages are of human origin; each language reflects and shapes the civilization that speaks it; there are things you can say in one language that you cannot say as well in another; and the more languages you learn, the more nuanced your understanding of life. Judaism is my mother tongue yet in matters of the spirit I strive to be multilingual. In the end, however, the deepest language of the soul is silence.” - Rabbi Rami Shapiro
"God is change and in the end God prevails; but God exists to be shaped." - Octavia Butler
"Inevitable is not the same as immediacy and love does not mandate forgiveness."- N.K. Jemisin
Less Is More - Content Dictates Form - God is in the details - Stephen Sondheim
"Only a fool is not afraid. Now Go" - Madeline L Engle
"We are all Stardust and Stories" - Erin Morgenstern

Monday, February 03, 2020

Some Older Poems

I have some time this Saturday
I think we are compatible
I'd like to discover if I'm right.
I've typed a message to you
Asking if you're free at that time
Sadly you have not responded
To the missive I composed you.

Did you have some other plans that evening?
Is my presumed compatibility misjudged?
Are you just not interested in this discovery?
I have yet to receive a reply
Letting me know if you are free
Most likely because I never faced my rejection fear.
So the note I wrote is still here with me unsent.




I fought for your healing
Even when it cost
You walking out my door.


If life has purpose at all
then that purpose is to love.

No, not the safe
sanitized love for
a transcendent being.

the messy
vulnerable kind
for our concrete
carnal surroundings.

Love is embodied,
anything else
is just philosophy.


Dot Dot Dot
Dash Dash Dash
Dot Dot Dot
Hard Stop

I need a hole so deep
Where light, sound, even thoughts
Can not pierce inside.
A hard stop.

I need a blanket so heavy
Fear, worry, loss, regret
Are crushed out of me.
A hard stop.

I need a clock so broken
The past, present, & future
Fail to tick.
A hard stop.

I need a whole rest
Nothing, total and complete.
Just one beat will do.
A hard stop.

Dot Dot Dot
Dash Dash Dash
Dot Dot Dot
Hard Stop


I understand the cutter.
Loving you is
My self-harm.