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


Love Again

Carmen cared
But it was complicated

Kim was committed
So can’t blame the distance and have to admit
I just wasn’t ready for marriage

Ivy had heart
But we grew apart

Tamara was sweet
But in the end we wanted different

Shae was passionate
So a minor misunderstanding would come to spell the end

Cookie was loyal
Truly a good friend

And to the wonderful women
Who taught me all I know

I’ll forever be thankful
For you gave me hope

When I thought I couldn’t love again
You proved me wrong

Now I’m blessed to have found her
And it feels good to be home



Sayings For Sale, Still!

Ellesse fits
Receipts and wires bounce back and forth like balls off tennis rackets
Man, who could have imagined?
I think one once said “The mind cannot foresee its own advance”
Reckon that was Friedrich Hayek
Whatever the case, no time to fact-check
Gotta make this appointment at the bank
Gotta cash my cheques
Gotta get sustenance

Mind on success
And yes, I hear them talking reckless
But I never listen
And respectfully, I could care less for their opinions

Besides, I know hard work will never bring disgrace
And one thing I know… they won’t outwork me
No – not a chance!
Because I keep at it
And art is just a habit
No secret to staying revelant
Never stat checking
Never concerned with measurements
Focused on the race
That I’ll win at my own pace
Under rules I dictate
For heaven’s sake
Call that ignorance
But how can they claim my truth makes no sense
When they lack the capacity to comprehend
And I dare them prove me wrong
Write back a verse
And I’ll be sure to write back in a few minutes
The same amount of time it took me to pen this… shhhh.


Roam Free

free thinking
comes at a cost that is often priceless
however, to be honest with oneself
one has to have insight into the intent
behind a chosen line of reasoning