Sunday, February 27, 2011

Passing of baseball royalty

Of Brooklyn's peerage
the heart of the order
Duke Snider

Friday, February 25, 2011

Mare Crisium

Fountain pen ink spill
not contained by a blotter
Mare Crisium

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Christchurch, NZ

Under the rubble
a pram's wheels, a torn blanket
nothing more

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Bring a plate to Kiwis!

Good on you, mates
the quake leaves you bloody
but unbowed

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Rafters on the Florida Straits

on old inner tubes
they cling -- barely
a wide, wide sea

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Malcolm Little - Malcolm X - El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, American

Salaam, Malcolm
your walk ended too soon
the road calls

from a past war (any war)

Wet snow falls slowly
on a young deserter who
shivers and cries softly

Monday, February 7, 2011

One last tango

Fragrance of mothballs
On a rusty black suit pressed
For one last tango

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Denounce human trafficking especially that which preys on children

Mascara can't hide
her eyes of a child
from circling hawks

too many nations still have failed to comply with the United Nations' Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons. often the victims are children still in grade school.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Morning tea

Roiling green froth
about to spill over
-- my morning tea

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Solidarity with right over might -- God bless the people of Egypt

Whips in hand they charge
-- lashing at the crowds
who hold their ground