All the Leaves are Brown #californiadrought #watershortage

days of drought catch the rain in a jar each drop precious * price of admission turn fresh produce into weeds highest bidder I continue to read ridiculous reports of fights for water in California. I drive through the Central Valley and see new vineyards cropping up and the dairy industry, walnut, almond, pistachio orchardsContinue reading “All the Leaves are Brown #californiadrought #watershortage”

Made in China #DC #politics #humor

“Winner take all” “While Obama’s away, China’s buying up Washington.” “Gotta pay off the deficit somehow”   I’m not a humorist or a political person. When I went to DC and saw the China sign below the Washington Memorial, the shot (and statement) was too good to pass up. ( this is not photoshopped!)

Follow the Leader #pipeline #Ukraine #poetry

Politicize if you may the value of children who are out to play call them back before it’s too late life is cheap at the pipeline grate *** Ukraine it seems is in a vise again always in the middle of stronger men goose step then tank track now raise your arm don’t take a vowContinue reading “Follow the Leader #pipeline #Ukraine #poetry”

Believe In Change #poetry #Crimea

Rise up say your piece unite for a cause stem unreason’s tide truth above the laws hold back foolish notions punish not our beliefs this cause may seem deranged  generations filled with grief ********************************** with unrest we can’t sleep we are in need of change no silence we will keep set things in motion stopContinue reading “Believe In Change #poetry #Crimea”

Retreaded Spoils #children #poetry

Cheap like retread tires flying off into the distance oh, you so soon forgotten what did you stand for? you could not have had feelings for who would tread over humanity? no one feels anymore certainly not girls whose wasted lives embraced at the slave block the pivotal point where statesmen make lofty speeches in the shadowsContinue reading “Retreaded Spoils #children #poetry”

Her Name is Crimea #Ukraine #poetry

a yellowed, antique lace veil shivers in the breeze once worn by her babushka she fingers the edges lovingly grateful her once blue eyes now opaque having seen too much * ancient green fields waved once welcoming mariners adventurers from distant lands now scarred and impotent  battleships crouch as lions poised, ready for action *Continue reading “Her Name is Crimea #Ukraine #poetry”

The Day when it no longer mattered #poetry #DC

It had gone on for so long. they had forgotten when and why what had begun with a message had all drowned and died the monuments they say were locked and chained the ducks long gone little they feared the rain a city whose beauty had once been so tall putrid sod and dirt nowContinue reading “The Day when it no longer mattered #poetry #DC”

Justice #poetry #politics

pronounce it anyway you like accent or not it has been served up as a pig’s head on a platter indecorously Wielded like a four letter word between the sheets as a man takes what is “his” forcefully Falls with steel-like force in one swift move obliterating life in its path sharply Is bandied about by menContinue reading “Justice #poetry #politics”

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