Poetry

A Lovely Vision ‘fore Waking (Titles Only)

To anyone who followed my 31-Day Poem over the whole 31 days, I have to ask a question: did you notice that the titles of the poems rhymed? This is because, when I came up with the second day’s title, I thought I’d give myself an extra challenge, so I figured I’d write the titles… Continue reading A Lovely Vision ‘fore Waking (Titles Only)

Poetry

Labels Make Everything Okay

We fear loss and call it love. They have preferences we call hate. Maybe we can’t find peace because labels are the bait. I behave but I don’t, depends on who you ask. I’m going to Heaven or Hell wearing your crafted mask. Are we really free to be ourselves? If they are who they… Continue reading Labels Make Everything Okay

Nonfiction

“What Makes You Think Our Method Of Bringing World Peace With Large Bombs Isn’t Working?”

I remember a time when I was afraid of Russian people. Yes, I was young, but my view of Russian people, and Russia in general, was colored by the attitudes passed onto me by our political leaders during the Cold War. Russia was a threat to America. They wanted to nuke us off the face… Continue reading “What Makes You Think Our Method Of Bringing World Peace With Large Bombs Isn’t Working?”