Monthly Archives: January 2019

East Texas tribute to Robert Burns (#poem)

I wrote this poem for a Burns Night celebration. Now ol’ Robbie Burns was a good ol’ boy, And we good ol’ boys stand up for each other. But that ol’ boy was less cowboy and more of a lover. … Continue reading

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Ancestral Burden

They say we carry the dead with us, And most are surprised by the weight. We hoist them up on our shoulders, And imagine our strength is adequate. But invariably we fault and stumble. We stagger and trip and fall. … Continue reading

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Monsters (#poem)

It’s years since I slithered From the antediluvian muck And took my first steps In a reeking miasma. Prying open eyes Unaccustomed to light, I recognised, first, evil. I awoke to enemies. I set out with purpose. They must be … Continue reading

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A New Riddle of Cosmology (#Poem)

An explosion beyond comprehension sent all The ingredients of the cosmos careening through the void. Light, matter, and energy diffused chaotically, Taking billions of years (as we now know them) To fall into some kind of order, to establish Some … Continue reading

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Perception (#poem)

What if the hyperreal really isn’t real, And the news never happened? Our perceptions are just pixels, photons, Bits and bytes scattered on a screen. Gods and monsters both just Misapprehensions of a troubled mind. But whose mind is responsible … Continue reading

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