Fade to White

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Once brilliant reds

Now softened

In a late September light,

Our pastel matte

Will fade until

We’re left with only white,

And when the winter

Finally comes

And daylight hours few

I wonder if the people all

Do fade a little too.

 

–Photo by me

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the curse remains

sad man

my wife died of anxiety

morphine was the means

but anxiety was the cause

she saw no cure but death

now she finally rests in peace

but her three children carry on

with the anxiety they inherited

and now, a profound sadness

i cry for them

i can’t finish this poem

sorry

 

 

The Count (So Far)

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Sixty-two times around the sun

A thirty billion mile run

I’d clung to Earth both day and night

As twenty thousand times it spun

 

My life is four or five dogs old

The beating of my heart, untold

I’ve tholed a dozen presidents

And watched a score of wars unfold

 

And though time flows and hours gain

And moments seem to wax and wane

Within the cosmic hourglass

Time passes only grain by grain

 

(Originally posted 12-2016)

souls

sparks

devoid of matter

full of substance

souls are stories

spun

from silver space

and golden time

each is a valiant

epic

told anew around

an ancient campfire

and echoing through

time

our ethereal souls

leap into the sky

like these burning

sparks

to abide forever

among the timeless

constellations of

stars

 

Time Machine

time machine

Once upon a time machine

He fashioned from a box

With nothing more than crayons

And a cache of broken clocks

The little boy went scooting

Down the corridors of time

And it was all so easy

For a young and open mind

But now the boy’s a physicist

And studies all his days

To learn to build a time machine

In complicated ways

And every day it’s clearer

What his facts and figures mean:

That only little boys can build

A real time machine

Shameful Shiners

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Japan gave us

Quite the black eye

When they bombed

Pearl Harbor that day

But unlike your

Usual shiner

This one would

Not go away

So we gave them

Back two black eyes

And the fighting

Finally did cease

And now I guess

You could say

We are living

In black-eyed peace