I feel compelled / for just a spell
to discuss the turtle’s dome;
His tidy cell / we parallel
in each and every biome.
I can’t oversell / the need for personnel
to scratch the itchy-foot syndrome;
to sell the material / to travel as well,
it’s built into our genome. Continue reading “The Turtle”
Spend your life working; it’s slow, it’s rough,
invest too much of your time;
A life accumulating stuff,
shopping is your pastime. Continue reading “Pivot”
Over every bill I’d fret,
for every debt fulfilled;
I never would have bet,
my savings would be nil. Continue reading “Debt”
I’ve done the research, done the design,
I’ve bought the wood and screws;
I’ve carefully built this rig of mine,
I have paid my dues.
It’s all starting to align,
every wire and fuse;
I’ve got power from the sunshine,
none of this is news.
I yearn to be among the Pines,
to get out there and cruise;
to live the life we know Divine,
throughout the land suffuse.
But there’s this house I must assign
to whoever will excuse
its problems more or less benign
which somebody must choose. Continue reading “The Wait”
For twenty years I lived at home
it was quite sensory;
Grew up, moved out, and went to roam
but missed the memory.
One day my Dad died / and of course I cried
and then I decided to buy it;
Nostalgia had lied / me it did misguide
but of course I had to try it.
I found it quite strange / to see all the change
from my long lost childhood
I could not arrange / I could not exchange
what was left just wasn’t good.
Despite my new claim / ‘twas only in name
a house is not a genome;
It just wasn’t the same / and with no one to blame
I learned: You can never go home.
Electrons around a nucleus,
planets around a star;
even Mount Vesuvius
and every Bazaar.
Systems around a black hole,
the movement of the air;
Music’s effect upon the soul,
an adulterer’s affair. Continue reading “Balance”
The comings and goings of those who don’t matter
dominate the headlines;
When nothing to say and nary a smatter
they still need a baseline.
Whether you watch Fox or CNN
or just read the bottom marquee;
the screams from the bullpen / or really a playpen
remind me of Anarchy.
Continue reading “Don’t Watch the News”
God’s been here since before Big Bang,
and will be here always;
Balances the yin and yang,
created Night and Day.
God is always everywhere,
and knows everything;
Created land, water, air,
doesn’t care for worshipping.
Continue reading “Pantheism”
With the sun arise and sleep,
such is the way of Nature;
It helps ensure the body’s upkeep,
and prepares us for danger.
So get up and dawn and coffee steep,
go out and see the Creator;
Every bear and bighorn sheep
does the same, I’ll wager.
Continue reading “Circadian Rhythm”
Life flourishes, vistas abound,
Nature runs its course;
Countless cycles go round and round,
and the results, I endorse.
Whether boondocking or campgrounds,
we all visit the source;
It’s us Nature wants to surround,
and we’ll be out in force. Continue reading “Exploration”