growth over glory

© Heath Muchena, 2014


context is analogous to trust
both are difficult to discover or establish
and must remain constant
however onerous
amid tensions
to avoid a shift

© Heath Muchena, 2014


all actions

call for some degree of accountability

and if peace is the expression of unity

then violence is the manifestation of misplaced responsibility


© Heath Muchena, 2014


speaking your mind

entails thinking

speaking from the heart

details feeling


© Heath Muchena, 2014

Open County

wide open

still want you
still open

to something new
may be her
maybe them

wide open

still want you
still open

it is true
you have options too
may be him
maybe them


© Heath Muchena, 2014

free from

when you’re free of the self

you realise that freedom by protest

is an illusion

and that only in acts does it manifest

and that you live by your actions

so it can never be given or taken

only experienced


© Heath Muchena, 2014

The Legend of Urban Fridays II

purple haze

and a thinkpad

confessions pour

into a manifesto

visions of saving the world

and getting laid

just a man

on a late night


and with absolutely nothing worthy of sharing


© Heath Muchena, 2014

beauty is the realisation of life

I decided to stop
trying to take possession of life
and even made the effort
to not make inferences that existence is unique
or reference it as ‘my life’
only life

I was then in possession of it
creating every moment

because there is no such thing as your life or mine
only life

neither beautiful
nor ugly
just what you see
what you create

© Heath Muchena, 2014

Four Summers

we attach significance to particular dates
and so we feel those days mean more than others

although we understand that a moment past
cannot be recreated by calendar celebration or remembrance

often we forget or fall under the illusion

just as we sometimes try to rediscover a love lost
through memory or story

© Heath Muchena, 2014

Rule 2020+

future rulers

sure as they are to emerge

shall find it increasingly difficult to beguile subjects

with promises of employment and opulence

they’ll not only have to inspire a new culture

with tenets of real relevance

but also commit to safeguarding the health and natural wealth

by a show of providence

© Heath Muchena, 2014