A poem Windscreen partly covered with water droplets looking out on road with traffic and green lights (Photo by Tessa Reed on Unsplash) He glances at her,this chauffeur-drivenman in business suit,from within his air-conditionedmade-by-Toyota rain shelter,one of nineteen suchthat slow to a stopbefore the glare oftwo red lights. Her eyes stung by endlessdarts of falling water,She […]

From my cage to yours

A meditation Two hands gripping a wire fence (Photo by Mitch Lensink on Unsplash) Here we stand, you and I,aching souls sentenced to lifewithin frail cages of tissue and bonebehind walls that first were fences — boundary-markers over which to meet — but now serve only to imprison ourselves.And within, we are lonely. Here we stand, cage to cage,and […]

New Year’s Day: A tale of two lights

An annual word-gift (Image courtesy Nick Gesell) Fireworks at midnight herald a new year eagerly anticipated,much celebrated, and asone by one, we sleep… Sunrise on the horizonushers in new dawnjust like the one before — an ordinary gloryoutshining fireworks. Today is a new yearbut everyday is a new dawnif we look to the light. Happy new year.

I’m scared: is anyone listening?

I’m afraid there’ll be an end of listening. I’m worried we’re no longer listening to people we disagree with. And it won’t matter how strong their arguments are… We won’t listen. It won’t matter if there’s truth in they say… We won’t listen. It won’t even matter if they’re really saying the same thing as […]

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