Category Archives: life

Flowers

Vases full of freshly-cut flowers sit on the sills of windows opened to the world and with all the beauty of the presentation death hides in plain sight. We don’t see that life is gone until all that’s left are … Continue reading

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Collateral Death

if you kill me and my family and friends and neighbors I won’t care if you do it with chemical weapons, or if you do it with biological weapons, or if you do it with nuclear weapons, I won’t care … Continue reading

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But Who…?

I. But who is to blame? The government. But who is to blame? The politicians. But who is to blame? The military. But who is to blame? The police. But who is to blame? Wall Street. But who is to … Continue reading

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Pali

Longing to set sail once more casualties of a war waged with germs and guns and drugs and spam and pineapples and sugarcane and chemicals and steel and my heart is numb and I cannot feel your pain the goddess … Continue reading

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Spring

Flowers need the spring plants need the spring trees need the spring and the farmer needs the spring after a cold, harsh winter so the snow can melt the earth can thaw and the birds can sing once again.   … Continue reading

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Or Love

in the aftermath of a bloodbath there are two paths we can take more violence for its own sake or love

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Glasses

when your glasses break don’t use the broken pieces to slit your wrists you still have your birth control glasses though, as time passes they blur

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