Category Archives: hawaii

Only The Bible Is Allowed To Be Sacred

Not even with a thirty meter telescope will we be able to see all the damage done to the ‘āina already we won’t see polluted aquifers and an ailing reef we won’t see the monk seals and turtles laying on … Continue reading

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Not From There: Ode to Mauna Kea

we’ll tell them they need
to look at the stars, but we’re fireflies in jars trying
to enlighten them,
we’re just a street lamp
believing that we
can enlighten the moon Continue reading

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We Don’t Deserve A Closer Look

No, we don’t deserve a closer look at the stars we desecrate earth we’re bound to desecrate space with atom bombs orbiting,   interstellar death racing to colonize the heavens, we’re helpless we can’t even figure out earth, in terms … Continue reading

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In The Sky

I. Helicopters buzz alongside lush-green sea cliffs through sacred valleys and over farmland, cutting through peace and quiet, cutting   through silence like knives chop, chop, chop, a reminder of missionaries sharpening their blades, chopping the islands like venison   … Continue reading

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The Birds Are Still Flying: Ode To Kaho’olawe

They watched as it bled blood red clouding the ocean and asked themselves how? They forgot that it’s alive dying slowly as God cries   and green turns to brown. Veins are nothing without blood but tears wash away sacredness … Continue reading

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Like Fresh Venison

The helicopters buzz alongside sea cliffs through sacred valleys and over farms cutting through silence cutting through peace like butcher knives the ‘chop, chop, chop’ a reminder of the missionaries slicing these islands up like fresh venison taking everything from … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Hurricane Haiku: Tropical Storm Postscript

1.) And then came the rain following the hurricane Tropical Storm Lane   2.) Everything is wet and the rain is still falling. Gardens are grateful.   3.) We’re all still alive us and all the animals horse and ducks … Continue reading

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