Tunnel Vision

The swirling, whirling world of human productivity
Captivated by their endeavors, like deer in headlights
A lifeform of trillions who’ve made their appearance here
Consuming and exhausting the Earth, Her resources
Discarding their waste anyplace but within their cages
Out of sight out of mind, this is their mantra

Going here and there
Doing this and that
Being and seeking to be
Achieving and believing
Striving and competing
They go on and on about their business
While reefs die
Glaciers melt
Soils become parched
Plastics wash up on shores
Air becomes toxic
Oceans acidity increases
Temperatures rise
Beings go extinct because they can’t keep up
Yet, they believe they are in the right
Nothing can stop them
Like deer in headlights, they stand firm in their ways
Accomplishing their goals (they place great importance on goals)

When will it end?
When they’ve accomplished their goal
The consumption of the Earth and all Her resources

 

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City Sunrise

Summer sunrise saturates
the golden landscape with light
City arteries fill
with metal corpuscles of various colors
Hustling and bustling to their places of purpose
Glass reflects light in random directions
Ravens supervise from high rooftops
Pigeons cautiously peck at seeds
and drink from puddles remaining
after the nocturnal water ballet
Worms drawn out by the moisture
move across the concrete
by waves of muscular constriction
in a slow yet desperate race
with the inevitable arrival
of the moisture draining heat
as well as the appetite of birds
darting and chirping from branch to ground
seeking life sustaining energy
before the Sun’s rising power
fully reigns and dominates the day
causing life to recede into the shadows
of the Mother’s loving embrace

Within The Night

Whining, whirling sirens
Flashing brightly in the night
Voices in the distance
Offer opinions and insights
Waxing Moon in the heights
Nearer to giving birth

Flapping wings and squeaks
Invisibly pass through the air
Moths to light fulfilling their delight
Shouts in the distance
A battle for dominance
Sudden cries, then silence

Lights upon the wall
Expanding then disappearing
With each car passing
Whooshing like waves on the shore
Inconsistent rhythm
Seemingly never-ending

A barking dog, then another
Aggression and growls
Defending their territory
A shout, slap and a yipe
Silence in the night
A gray cat passes by, lurking

Crickets delightful screeching
Music of the night
Comes forth in the moments
When creatures pause movement
The sound fills the air
Memory inducing

Candlelight illumination
Incense burning elation
Celebratory adoration
Worshipful expression
Moonlight dedication
Offerings to the Goddess

Life Goes On

Cars
Whoosh, hiss, roar, honk, thump, squeak
Standing on the corner
Waiting to cross the street
Examining the clouds overhead
Mountains in the distance
Birds in the trees
Snake darting to the bushes
Wind on my face
Sun’s warmth on the skin
Thoughts in the mind
Feelings in the body

The light turns
Crossing the street
Cars lined
Idling impatiently
Engines churning and chugging
Exhaling fumes
Passing before their eyes
Silhouettes behind glass
Stepping up to the sidewalk
Looking behind
It begins again

Cars
Whoosh, hiss, roar, honk, thump, squeak
Walking upon the grass
Stepping over a snail in the shade
A robin feeds on a worm
Geese overhead in formation
Water flows beneath the trees
A cool breeze
Ducks swim about here and there
Blue sky with cotton ball clouds

Life goes on…

Natural or Man-made

Chaos looms politically

Flowers bloom beautifully

Protests and unrest

Clouds flow freely overhead

Healthcare crisis

Butterfly flutters carefree

Bombs explode

Deer graze in a meadow

Stress and anxiety

Grass dancing in the breeze

Violence and hate

Moon softly illuminates the landscape

Threats of war

Waves fall upon the shore

Control and containment

Stars fill the firmament

The latest fashion

Love and compassion

Waiting For The Rain

A poem to no one
Well, maybe myself
And those
Who might take notice
For one reason or another

The sun is hot
Walking is an effort
Dreaming comes easy
I imagine it is raining
Or at least cloudy

The wind is pleasant
Cooling, though it is warm
With eyes closed
Imagine I’m flying
To a cooler place

The shade is a delight
A generous gift of the trees
The grass is cool beneath the limbs
I lie down
Imagine I’m in a cool forest

The sun
Give and take
Life reaches out green
Then falls away brown
Waiting for the rain