Poems

“The State of Nature”

“The State of Nature”   Don’t trust the truster. Yet distrust disappoints in not disappointing. And we’re all humans, all men normal, all women wanting freedom. You can’t hoard freedom and be free. A philosopher’s slave once took this dictation: My freedom ends where your freedom begins. All are enemies, our only hopes. When we […]

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Poems

Five Poems in Five Days, Day 19: The Marathon

I wrote this during an exercise on Sunday’s poetry salon at Beyond Baroque, led by Emily Clark.   The Marathon Religious concepts say love must be pure. Though secular, you find the concept wise: to find a love and make that love endure, a marathon, with life-long love the prize. And so a few false […]

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Performers, Poems, Songwriters

Zara Kand at A Rrose in a Prose – December 16

Zara Kand is a rock star–so it seems appropriate that I’m up front there, holding the microphone stand for her like some kind of roadie (I never seem to buy mike stands, only quasi-inherit them through someone else’s laziness). I think my favorite part of this video is the image of precious gems on fingertips… […]

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