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Showing posts with label Hungry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hungry. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Brambles and a nest of thorns

I listen to the wind

To lullabies in discord  

Broken scales and promises

Minor keys, a child’s song

Of love unrequited

And nettles, tickling my heart

The god in my belly, laughing

Hungry and restless with thirst  

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Nightmare II

Irrational fears
These questions are mysteries
Simple, frightening

Nightmares of folly
Incapacitating dreams
I cannot see through

The deep dark unknown
Making monsters from shadows
Outside the window

Tapping, tap tapping
The bogey man in hiding
Lurking with his axe

A hungry spirit
A child's feet step lightly down
On the bedroom floor

Bladder full, hurting
Froze in fear when the boards creak
He comes to eat me

Questions, in the night
Has my time come, will I die
Afraid, paralyzed

Scared and scarred by myths
Children choking on madness

Suffocation, dread 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Pain and Toil (Haiku Series)

My world is in pain
There is war, both visible
And invisible

Murder and torture
Ubiquitous indifference
Killing for profits

Sheep to the slaughter
Machinations of power
There is no honor in it

Let the people go
The many, dying for bread
Thirst for clean water

They are innocent
Toiling for their families
Victims killed by greed

Ground away by war
For bananas and coffee
Their tears soak the fields

The people suffer
We are washed in blood, and shame
We greedy humans

We cannot escape
We are walking appetites
Persisting in crimes

Dreams manifesting
Destinies and cruelties
Purchased on credit
Our progeny, hungry ghosts
Wailing at the moon

Tragedies and coin
Guarantees of ignorance
The collected host

Feed the soil with bile
Water it with suffering

The future, condemned

Saturday, December 19, 2015

St. Stephen's

Found Poetry

**you do NOT need to be sober**
to access our services

To connect with an Outreach Worker
Or free from any phone,

St. Stephen’s Street Outreach is part of
St. Stephen’s Human Services, which offers
Shelter, housing, employment, advocacy,
And ex-offender programs to those
Who are homeless or living in poverty.

Main Office:
2211 Clinton Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404

ending homelessness

St. Stephen’s Human Services

The Poem that Follows:

The note promised help, outreach
Even the drunkard is worthy

Connect, reach-out
The street is no-place to live

St. Stephen was the first Christian martyr
After Jesus, who loved the poor

Feed the hungry, house the homeless
The human being next to you, is your sister,
     Is your brother,
           I am in them,
                as are you