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Showing posts with label Sparrows. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sparrows. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Saint Stephen

The prophet promised help, a song of hope floating in the morning light

love for the dandelion


Lilies blooming in the broken asphalt, begging to be considered

broken birds, with wings made of wishes


Saint Stephen by a chest full of arrows, got pinioned to a tree

while a thousand sparrows gathered in his branches


Garden ponds and baths gone dry, water stolen by the sun

cats cry at empty basins, biting at their fleas


Forgive them…the hungry and the homeless, living through the heat and cold

the lean dogs wandering the city


blessed are the meek

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Observation - August 4th, 2019, Sunday


There is soft light coming through the windows

Cool air after an evening of rain

Sparrows chatter in elms

Kitty looks out the window and day dreams

A motorcycle rumbles down Bryant

The news is filled with tragedies

It is of angry white-men murdering dozens of people

Terrorism in Texas and Ohio

It the two hundred and sixteenth day of the year

Two hundred and fifty mass-shooting

With no end in sight

Twenty-nine dead and dozens hurt

Each shooting took a matter of seconds

The world turns, the light in Minnesota is soft the air is cool

Sparrows chatter in the elms

Kitty listens and watches the morning traffic on the avenue

Wednesday, January 4, 2017