if granted the gift of breath and luxury of time
surely that is sufficient to find your worth and style

© Heath Muchena, 2015


put everything into proper perspective and you shall have peace

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Portia Galactica VI

the same honey bee who had been my eyes
as Marie-Aimée was to François Huber

hit my heart with impact far greater
than the Lullin cavity on Venus


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The Conflicted Life of Cocky Humble ii

Setting: Humble Studios
Personae: Cocky Humble, a sculptor; Sonia, his longtime lover

‘I just feel that marriage spoils an artist…’ he answered her, with much hesitation, for fear she’d take the remark out of context or misunderstand his intent.

‘Sounds like the same sort of self-serving bullsh*t a George Romney (the painter) would’ve said! And we both know he did go on to leave his wife, only to return to her some forty years later desperate for her tender loving care’, she responded.

‘Still she waited, pardoned his estrangement and even loved him till his last breath. And to think that is not a parable… surely there can be no other love comparable. That’s the mark of a noble woman. Probably the last of her kind’, he continued.

‘You’re out of your mind if you think for a moment I’d ever do such a thing. If you want to leave then by all means, go find your muse – your Emma Hart, but you better not come back here thinking I’d play nurse… for you might meet your end sooner than the morning next.


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The Plea for a Midwinter Marriage

There they stood. It was the moment of truth so as he should – he got down on one knee and expressed to her, by the same words Thomas Hood used when he said to his wife, ‘I never was anything, dearest, till I knew you; and I have been a better, happier, and more prosperous man ever since.’

There was a slight pause, and then he continued, this time in his own words, ‘You’re my everything, princess, and I love you. Be my wife, for the greater good… and I promise with my life you shall be my one and only interest, and I’ll try my very best to be as your prince.


© Heath Muchena, 2015


for much of his existence man mostly did draw on the energy of nature and depend on its flow, although since he’s been able to exploit the store of it in fuels, it appears he’s come to enslave the very nature that once did control him


© Heath Muchena, 2015

Mysteries of Modern Money Movements

It appears that everything valued by the people is measured or paid for by money circulating through networks of production and consumption. The money thus paid out from production to enable services that bring wealth about, for instance, manufacturing; and the money being paid back into say market production, which then makes possible the consumption of the very wealth created.

But if the only wealth truly in existence is that little bit left of what was produced after consumption, then no wonder there’s continual change in wealth ownership, perhaps due to the back and forth money transactions among the individual spenders – which is in fact separate from and without a real shift to its actual movement.


© Heath Muchena, 2015