poems & photographs

"She's mad but she's magic. There's no lie in her fire." -Charles Bukowski

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pretty yellow flowers
polluting with pollen
breathing now a luxury

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i free me from these chains
that bind so tightly
so i can breathe again

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we danced for rain
we prayed for rain
now we’ll have to build an ark

DAUGHTER

So long ago
you grew
within me
quietly at first
oh, so quietly
I never knew.

Then raucously
you rampaged
through me
changing my body
forever.

And then you were gone.
Changing my heart
forever.

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mountains of cloudstuff
dwarf mountains of rock and stone
blue and white and blue

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Shatter your silence
be shards of glass.
Fling your fear like feces.

This is no time
for self indulgence.

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So, it’s back to war, then.

Back to “elected” women & men
sending innocent women & men
into the bowels of unspeakable horror
to be maimed, killed,
driven insane,
while the “elected” women & men
sit in their comfortable chairs
applaud themselves
collect their fat salaries
and lie about it all.

George, Ben, Thomas, Harriet, Abe,
and all the other fathers & mothers
howling in their graves.

This is not the country
they imagined.

Sometimes I wish
zombies were real.

S.H.

One of our own
a bright light
of truth, a reveler
in the glory of words
is silent now.

May he haunt us forever.

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the raven
speaks in tongues
incomprehensible to me.
what say you, bird?