Lamentations

The following manuscript was discovered in the chimney of a nineteenth century apartment building in the city of Lodz, Poland in 2010. Although partially damaged by smoke and moisture, the writing was remarkably well preserved. Any changes or additions to the manuscript were intended for clarity and are noted when they occur. Spelling and grammatical... Continue Reading →

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I’ve Been Thinking

I've been thinking lately, about the weight of things. The things we collect along the way. All the while "things fall apart." The weight of what we carry measured not in mass. I once thought the measure of a man was in what he could carry on his shoulders. Recently the thought has struck me... Continue Reading →

What Have We Really Won?

"The Only Thing We Have To Fear is Fear Itself" 1964 - War on Poverty Campaign Announced 1971 - War on Drugs Officially Begins under Nixon 2001 - Invasion of Afghanistan kicks of the “War on Terror” Since the 1960’s we seem to have become a profoundly unhappy people, constantly focusing on the divisions between... Continue Reading →

The First Man

At first there was a man. Just one. He didn’t have a name because there was no one to name him. So he asked the Stream, “Stream, who am I?” But the stream just laughed at him and carried on its way. Irritated but undeterred the man went to Tree and asked again, “Who am I?” In... Continue Reading →

What You Took From Me

The question plagued me since we parted, if I had lost the ability to write poetry, if you had taken all the music from my heart, I had to know if it was in me still, to watch the banks of the river spill, to tap back into that well, and share with the world... Continue Reading →

Climber [redux]

Above me the moon watches over another restless night. Its ghostly splendor an immutable backdrop against which the turmoil of my life plays out in stark contrast. Reveling in that wonder, I lift my hands into the night sky. I am Babel. My height is without measure. The span of my outstretched arms is like... Continue Reading →

Lamentations Part 6

I made certain to be gone when Tatti returned from work. I no longer cared what the judenrat or their swine masters thought of me or my behavior, but I had told Tatti I would go to work, and the last thing I wanted was to hurt him during this time. I hung around in the... Continue Reading →

It’s Okay To Laugh

I'm not usually one to take cheap shots but this is just too good to pass up such a wonderful Freudian slip. “I looked very seriously at the veto, but because of incredible gains we’ve been able to make for the military, that over-rode any of our thinking.” -  Don Jon, 23 MAR 2018.  

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