Category Archives: Molokai

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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Hawaiian Hurricane Haiku

1.) Hurricane, they say be safe, get to higher ground this must be the calm   2.) Winds are picking up the palm trees are swaying now still only sprinkles   3.) Hurricane winds blow a lost pigeon finds the … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sunflower-Seed Sourdough Bread

07 August 2017 I’m sitting here tonight alone at the Maui airport eating Friendly Farm’s Cranberry Sunflower Seed Sourdough Bread and I wish that you were here with me and I wish that we had butter

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Rescued Me (ode to our dogs)

Adopted rescued saved we gave her food and shelter and felt her ribs go away day by day she grew stronger and healthier and I’m wealthier now than I’ve ever been though I don’t have two dimes to rub together … Continue reading

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Rainbows And Butterflies

She brought me rainbows and butterflies to dry all those tears I was drowning in   we got puppy dogs and ice cream she warmed my heart like a sunbeam and when we played scrabble she let me win   … Continue reading

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Be Humane: The Spay & Neuter Song

On the island of Molokai In a place they call Kalae There was a cat Named after a Phish song   This here is his story It might get a little gory But Once you know the lyrics please feel … Continue reading

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