Thursday, April 29, 2010

KItty and Hugo

Hugo, meet Kitty
thirty eight left her to die
twenty five let you.

in memory of two victims of callous indifference; Kitty Genovese, March 13, 1964
and Hugo Tale-Yax, a Good Samaritan who was left to bleed to death April 18,
2010. Both could have been rescue. No less than 38 saw Ms. Genovese attacked and
25 walked passed Mr. Tale-Yax as his life blood left him on another Queens, NY

Monday, April 26, 2010

April mornings

April mornings
brave men with muskets
children and crayons

remembering the brave men at Lexington and Concord, 1775
and the victims of terrorism in Oklahoma City, 1995, especially the 19 children
who perished at the federal building's daycare center.

Friday, April 23, 2010

women's softball

she flashes leather
- without breaking a nail
softball diva

-in honor of those under-appreciated athletes; women softball players.
Diamonds, after all, are a girl's best friend.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Clausius' desk
stacks of notebooks, scribbled notes
his own entropy

The entropy of the universe tends to a maximum. -- Rudolf Clausius

Pound foolish?

Pound foolish?
- central bankers start wars
the caged poet rails

Was Ezra Pound nuts
when he blamed the Federal Reserve, the stock market,
and big banks for destabilzing the economy?

morning solace

green tea, clear glass cup
my morning ceremony
solace before work

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Icelandic volcano's impact

the air itself scours
all that it touches -- roughly
volcano's ash

Monday, April 12, 2010

again, Katyn Forest

Zygmunt Bell tolls
twenty times for Katyn
again, the 'cursed' place

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

miners of Upper Big Branch

their last dawn
on the Upper Big Branch
what were their last thoughts?

25 miners' lives were taken by Greed on Monday, April 5.
The Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia had been cited
for numerous safety violations.

Miners always risk their lives when they go in the bowels of the Earth to earn
their living but there are safety regulations to help reduce the risks. The
corporate owners ignored them. Repeatedly.

midnight thrill seeker

expiration date
gives him pause - as he reaches
milk carton daredevil

Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter chocolate

an earless bunny
stares at me with candy eyes
Easter chocolate

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Joseph and Mary answer the Census

household of two?
for now. she isn't quite due
Joseph, carpenter