Simone, Hear My Song?

I always thought it true
that virtue cannot precede action

but then I fell in love with you
before we even had relations


© Heath Muchena, 2015



how is the youth to think
when they are always under siege
by the press of prestige


© Heath Muchena, 2015


A Lange Lesson

to ensure the utmost enjoyment is derived from art
one not only needs to get lost in his imagination

he also has to master self-deception


© Heath Muchena, 2015



it may seem…

a lot easier to acquire than to create

more entertaining to hate than to admire

much more comfortable to remain inland than to venture yonder

almost always convenient to be circumspect than to conquer


but see, that’s the thing…

that won’t make you great

it might make you cower

but it won’t prompt you to ponder, let alone help you discover

and surely that is not living proper


© Heath Muchena, 2015


woman wants world : man makes model

she was pining for a friend

so he led her to a colour cascade of gems

behind a pink palisade


© Heath Muchena, 2015


flight envy

a bird’s nest rests on a tree branch in the garden

and on a foggy yet warm autumn night, with the aid of a distant light

I gaze fixedly, envious of the little creatures’ skillfulness and contentment

© Heath Muchena, 2015


the measure of progress is possible only by a challenge in application…


© Heath Muchena, 2015



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