Eternal Impetus

Lord knows the young buck is no Jim Simons
So not quite the quant as such
Yet just as calculating in his approach

And he won’t stop
Even if he gets what he wants
The medallions, the funds
The freedom to express his creative arts


letting love lead

snoerkling with the seals
paddling with the penguins
diving with the dolphins
all the things we enjoy
yet in this moment
nothing brings more joy
or beats how it feels
to have you steer this tandem kayak
while I power it up
just like you direct the course
of our love


Memoirs of the Moribund

the coterie of statecraft collusionists
prescribed neoliberal economics
which involved a lot of palaver in administering
structural adjustment programs which would ultimately serve the rich
and cater to a class of conspicuous consumers

at the same time centrist movements felt the power shift
and since they couldn’t compete with established free enterprise capitalists
they became dependent on a system that would not protect them
and with that came an end to the development of their worker-centric ideas around financial independence


Nature’s Garden

A little older now
Quickly it seems the year’s moved along
Still I know not why, what, when, where or how
But each day I’m open to learning… keeping the mind as fresh as a new born’s

And as I reflect on challenges overcome and battles won
Never forgetting but instead expecting that there’ll be more to come

Will and determination abound with the drive to outperform
On a quest to conquer self – both ego and flesh form
In order to be better with age and truly experience growth

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Father Forgive Him

Father forgive him
For a fresh spring of consciousness governed his being
Before detail and accuracy
Before language and logic

Before the world’s hopes
Before feathers from the flock
Before the cradle sheets
Before the names echoed
Before the birth certificate
And all things inherited

Father forgive him
The defiant spawn
For the customs and teachings he ignored
For any wrongs since his force wandered off and altered the course



Six Soapstone Sculptures: Sacred Scene

if the truth is that which cannot be refuted

and a lie makes one look foolish

may God be my witness!

let me do what’s right and make no excuses

allow me to be creative and accumulate patents

for those are the best legal contracts

and if I must invest

then let me place my bets where I can take the hurt

and for what it’s worth

I know sometimes one can’t even buy into the best

otherwise I’d have me even a single share of SEL

and wouldn’t hesitate to cut Shunpei Yamazaki a cheque

whatever his request

maybe one day, but for now

see that I play safe

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you say I must participate in the markets

for that’s the nature of our civilization’s establishment

you advise against an obsession with price movements

and say that I should protect my data and brain matter from the unfiltered streams when connected to the web

that I must fear not blood nor bruises

but do what it takes to achieve it

as long as I’m sincere about my motives

for that’ll be my greatest show of strength

not a sign of weakness

so God be my witness

as I chase these six figures