Monday, December 3, 2018

Desolate

photo by PSC / 2018-Nov

Desolate

For all
intents and purposes
he views the holidays as done
(even before they’ve begun.)
The light-hearted party’s con-
cluded, all the friendly laughter
and cordial conversations faded
away, burnt down to ash and
cinder; the lightsome guests,
family & friends, have
all gone home and
once again, he’s
wholly alone,
abandoned,
having been
(contrarily)
de-
lighted.

PSC / 2018-Nov

Sunday, December 2, 2018

On Shaky Ground



public domain photo - credits below
On Shaky Ground

When the whole world shakes
a steady place to stand is
all you really need.

PSC / 2018-Nov PAD

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One Lousy Poem



One Lousy Poem

Frankly,
at this point
(in time,
in my life,
in the world),
just trying
to write ONE
(lousy)
poem
(every.
single.
day.)
is too dang
ambitious
(or not
ambitious
enough.)

PSC / 2018-Nov PAD

Inhabiting a Cardboard Box



public domain photo - credits below
Inhabiting a Cardboard Box

Perhaps
it should be
a prerequisite
for adulthood or
mayhap a co-op class
in conjunction with
Compassion 101.

Maybe it might be
a mandatory
mini-course
for anyone
accepting a job
as a public servant.

Certainly, it should be
part of the core curriculum
for a member of Congress
or a President of the U.S.
(or any other country
for that matter.)

PSC / 2018-Nov

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Friday, November 30, 2018

A Mermaid Tale


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A Mermaid Tale

Some ancients say
a long time past
the sea possessed
a sweeter taste.

They attest  
‘twas the tang
of a spurned
mermaid’s
tears

providing
a reason
for the briny
seasoning

PSC / 2018-Nov

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

I Can’t Quit Now


 
photo by PSC / 2014

I Can’t Quit Now

Another moon,
the muse malingers
while the final days
drip through my fingers.
November is waning,
but I’m so far behind
I can’t see my way
to the finish line.
 Like a marathoner
trudging
on an uphill slope
I’m falling behind
and losing all hope.
But will I give up?
Nope!

PSC / 2018-Nov

Kudos to Kindness

photo by PSC / Nov-2016

Kudos to Kindness

Kudos and props
to the everyday people,
kind neighbors and strangers,
encountered each day;
those aides, maids and doers,
the help-you-get-through-ers
who find both the will and the way.

You know who I mean
‘cause you’ve seen them before:
They’ll stop what they’re doing
to open a door.
They’re smilers and greeters,
and please-take-my-seaters
(and lately our paths
seem to cross
more and more.)

 Those cup of hot tea-ers,
and coffee’s-on-me-ers
deserve all our thanks and our praise.
And it may sound outrageous
but I hope it’s contagious
and we all catch it
one of these days.

PSC / 2018-Nov

Monday, November 26, 2018

What For?


public domain photo - credits below

What For?

Everyone wants to squabble,
quibble, squawk, and squeal,
and I’m wholly fed up with listening
to every squeaky wheel.
Denouncing this, protesting that –
I can’t take any more.
I really don’t care
to hear WHAT you’re against
just tell me, please,
what are you FOR?

PSC / 2018-Nov

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No Love Lost