4th of July 2018

Heavy treads descend. I hear the matched marching heavy booted clump clump clump jackbooted night drawing upon us all Freedom duels with itself and flags fly perpetually at at half mast dissent arrested shots ring out sad and slow and true scything down the flower of our youth who die in vain for their country.… Read More 4th of July 2018

O Canada

Ever the predator you hunt me still in the solo silence of Canadian nights where the tall trees circle you and the stars are cut off cut off from everything you are Cut off from humanity your humanity shapeshifter wolf shedding sheepskin whether you like it or not you pad slowly in darkness knowing that… Read More O Canada

Poem of the Day–On quitting school: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

He left school to attend Cambridge. (Written at Eighteen) FAREWELL, 1 parental scenes! a sad farewell! To you my grateful heart still fondly clings, Though fluttering round on Fancy’s burnished wings, Her tale of future joy Hope loves to tell. Adieu, adieu! ye much-loved cloisters pale! 5 Ah! would those happy days return again, When… Read More Poem of the Day–On quitting school: Samuel Taylor Coleridge