March 25, 2016

                         those mindless spineless meaningless 
                         cowards you remember making me laugh
                         all i see are sheep now and i cannot 
                         i need to hear that we can leave now 

March 24, 2016


                              they mined
                              hands tied
                              i chose to
                              to believe    
                              his memory
                              had failed
                              him and he
                              severity i  
                              listen too
                              you know i
                              am careful
                              forgive me
                              sister for
                              my lack of
                              it is just
                              my loss of
                              i loved so


March 24, 2016

“Properly speaking, there are in the world no such men as self-made men. That term implies an individual independence of the past and present which can never exist…No possible native force of character, and no depth of wealth and originality, can lift a man into absolute independence of his fellow men, and no generation of men can be independent of the preceding generation.”


-Frederick Douglass, “Self-Made Men”





all but done

March 23, 2016




                           the tears are dried on my face
                           i don't taste the meals and in
                           fact have not showered in days

March 22, 2016

                                         even after they
                                         sat me down too

                                         how you had let
                                         me down even so

                                         still cannot in
                                         good faith hear

                                         the truth hurts
                                         even more today

                                         you made a fool
                                         of me and of us

March 16, 2016


But, once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings

 infinite distances

continue to exist,


a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them


which makes it possible for each to see the other whole and against a wide sky!




–Rainer Maria Rilke



March 16, 2016

Meet Bernie Sanders

A poem from my sister

March 16, 2016

cary poem for mary

March 7, 2016




                                                    pretty isolation chamber
                                                    maiden from this octagon
                                                    writes free at last free