tree silhouette at sunset

Hard fought

Burnt umber cockleshells capture the roaring ocean Relentlessly churning in slow motion A tug of war between planet and moon Burbling brine, seabirds cawing Whispering winds, stars falling A mighty fortress built upon a sand dune Grappling against the divine Heaven and ocean intertwine Divergent devotion, to all I surrender Diving into the fathomless deep…

abandoned house

Rack and ruin

Nondescript people, Living in anonymous houses, Easily ignored or forgotten. No names, only numbers, Dehumanizing discontent, Demoralizing dreams, Dismissing disquiet. Playing God with others’ lives, A tournament with flesh and blood pawns. Rules constantly changing At the Game Master’s whim. Egos push the margins of mercy, All for bragging rights, For a chit in their…

Musical Echoes

This weekend I attended a Native American music festival, taking in the beauty and majesty of the culture…. as well as enjoying great food. Throughout the day exceptionally talented flutists performed, some bringing a dozen or more different instruments on stage during their session. The songs were moving and achingly beautiful. Each performer would also…