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The Uncertainty Principle

A poem

Two shoes with arrows pointing in different directions

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash

THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE

The dread of uncertainty
at times wish I were dead
unproductive thoughts
run amok in my head

stuck in the middle
caught in a rut
I close my eyes,
breathe ...
listen to the dawn;
crickets, gulls,
a low-lying hum

clock radio blinks
every second counts,
present moving
to past;
. . .

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August 20, 2020

A pandemic virtual travel tour

We can't really travel that much, so I dug out some poems from previous travels. I hope it gives you a feel for these places.

Forest walk to Witty's Lagoon

Witty's Lagoon

cool forest march
breathe mist
get the gist
prehistoric machination
giant fern fascination
mossy acer macrophyllum
look up! 
smell the ocean

tide is out
sit on driftwood
unwrap your . . .

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July 22, 2020

The Reckoning

A rant

Bringing in the overseer for the reckoning

Image: Weidenbach / CC BY-SA

THE RECKONING

Somethin' brewin' in my mind
can't pinpoint malaise I will in time
so much conflict strife bad news
sometimes I think what's to lose

do I sit back in comfort nest retreat
do I stand up for what I believe
ay there's the rub what do I believe
beyond platitudes and saying
the fashionable . . .

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June 13, 2020

I am Grateful

A poem

Silvrback blog image

I AM GRATEFUL

I am grateful for my mistakes,
anxieties and fears
they give rise to my courage,
for those I hold dear

I am grateful for having
been broken, in pain
so hope can rebuild,
dissolve all the blame

I am grateful to be alive;
my next breath fills my lungs
I am grateful to feel old
and also feel young

I am grateful in every . . .

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May 08, 2020

Poems to be alone together

Yellow moon

Image: Pxhere

One thing my family is doing more of during isolation is reading together. My boys dusted off some old standbys—the Harry Potter series.

As my younger son read The Philosopher's Stone, my older son read The Half-Blood Prince. I stared at them. When did they get so old?

I was moved to write some poems . . .

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April 28, 2020

This, too, shall pass

A poem

This too shall pass

Image: Florencia Lewis, Creative Commons License

THIS, TOO, SHALL PASS

living in constant fear
anxiety
an invisible enemy
microscopic
galvanizing
virus lurks
every crevice
nook and cranny
economic havoc
dominates
news cycle
other concerns
trivial
there is no other
news
this is it
the new normal
until
the old normal
reasserts
enjoy the fresh air
(if . . .

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April 12, 2020

The Othering

A poem

Our Answer All-Out Production, Canada, WWII Propaganda Poster
Image: Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Company Limited [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

THE OTHERING

Good versus evil
it's just people killin' people
who knows why
a bigger piece of the pie

gather your tribe
offer a bribe
rally your nation
fire the imagination

demonize the other
lock up your brother
silence your sister
doesn't . . .

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February 29, 2020

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