She said my poems had emotion in them
as if they might have syphilis.
How we stumble, are glib
in the face of our fear
when we might show
our own raw heart
About being seventy-seven
and trying not
to speculate how long I’ve got left
Jesus out of his tomb and wandering
among the rotting corpses in Ukraine,
dragging his bandages behind him.
I’ve been doing a Buddhist practice now for some years. I’m not a Buddhist. I’m not “enlightened” nor do I see myself as superior to anyone else. I would never … Continue reading
They found the old monk Cheng Liu
sitting in meditation at the Temple gate
and shot him full of arrows.
Today, there are approximately 20.17 million veterans – 7 percent of the U.S. population. That’s more than 20 million stories, along with the stories of their loved ones. Sometimes poetry is the most effective way to capture both the ambiguity and the story.
…art that honors the art and artist as well as its content, and apprehends it as more than its socio-political reality. Art is hard to do and not everybody can do it. It is not merely a pretext for theory.