Thursday, December 29, 2011


Ink to pen
to paper
thoughts locked
in time
the battle begins
save for nature's laws
all else must change
thoughts unlocked
as words
in time.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Fall of Icarus

Like Icarus too
we who escape
the maze of life
seeking wisdom's light
we the moth
drawn to promise
of revelation
yet soon find
our imagination
not enough
to grasp the fiery truth
that shines from afar
and burns all
that dare to venture
too close
with but
everyday minds
with feathers
of imagined

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Hand Jive

I raised my hand
a flag waved
attention getter
the tool holder
the shaper of vessels
the caster of seeds
the plucker of fruit
from the tree of life
the grabber
the holder
the maker
the examiner
the connector
touching you
and me
and admiring
I lift the apple
it feeds me
as it writes
my thoughts
for minds
to see
and touch
and hold.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011


It was cold
and dark
and the flashlight beam
seemed to bounce
before me
the trail revealed
nothing but whiteness
the snow still falling
and up ahead
I could hear
as the guard tower
came into view
"Halt! Who is there?"
it reminded me of
old war movies
on a Zenith TV
in the warmth
of the living room
and before I heard the challenge
with the password
on the tip of my tongue
I was struck by
how beautiful 
this white landscape was 
at midnight
in Korea.

Monday, December 05, 2011

Under the Sun

Did you say
what has been 
will be again
what has been done 
will be done again
there is nothing new 
under the sun?
Yes the building blocks
atoms and quarks
and all 
the tiny stuff
are ever the same
but the assembly
taking this 
or that 
makes forever 
all under 
the sun.