Not so lone wolves – a poem

 14 brave souls gather to grieve a band of brothers daring to admit and touch the essential pain we each carry wounded warriors coming to council to lick our wounds in the private lair of menwe smudge each other with sage to purify and set our resolve followed by a whiffing of sweet grass to invite in some softness - the gentleness neededwe may be destroyed but we don't have to destroy.our stories shared, we hold space and gaze with kind eyes the burnt plant smell … [Read more...]

The Eyes Persist – a spoken word poetry sermon.

Tidal tsunami of torrid twitted tirades Blitzkrieg of belligerent bombastic blow-harded baffooneryPutrid plethora of pompous political pronouncements and pathetic public policy puke!Like a river of wasps my eyes sting when I see hundreds of families being ripped apart by forced deportations My pupils fix when they witness the Apprentice president bullying sanctuary cities into getting with the “ICE” cold program My eyes dilate when they see funding to vital social programs held hos … [Read more...]

Saved by the Lesbians.

in the bleak midwintermillions are unemployed, uninsured, and under pressure.widening gap between the haves and the have nots widening and gappening like mick jagger about to eat all of the billions of burgers mcdonald’s serves from the deforested brazillian rainforests turned into grazing land to feed our addictions to cheap bovine carcasses infused with hormones, antibiotics, and monsanto’s irreversibly genetically modified pastures.“corporate person” funded presidential candidate c … [Read more...]

Maundy Thursday, Footwashing, & Porn.

The title may've grabbed your attention.Unless you've got a foot fetish, it's probably because of the third thing mentioned in it.Let's face it, Maundy Thursday is the least known about, most intimate, and least attended, of the Christian holy days.The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday and then wraps up with "holy week" - which is comprised of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, the great culmination of the celebration of Jesus' resurrection known as Easter.Most people have … [Read more...]

Men. “retreating – to advance.”

mencommon men.diverse men.young bucks. mature bulls. aged sages.men in their heads men in their bodiesmen with wounds men with strengthsmen with coping patterns that no longer servemen who are wise men who are fools every man - both.men who've cheated men who've rapedmen who've abused men who've been abused men who gather to seek the medicine of men talking sticks... honest dicks men sighing men moaning men singing men dancing men drumming men … [Read more...]

Blue Moon – waxing poetic

La luna è bella!The moon is beautiful!Look how it shines! See how it glows! So alive! So powerful and strong!but little do they know… i appear to have my mojo working i seem to have it all going on it looks like everything is more than well with me and that i’m living la dolce vita i dance the night away with all sorts of heavenly bodies i revolve with the best of them many tell me they envy me – and even more think ityet who is this who is jealous of me? … [Read more...]