inheritance of fools

Wrote this “grey haibun” to share at dVerse Poets pub…


A mist of grey grief hangs over us all. Roll call of promising youth, senselessly gunned down before their prime, grows irreversibly longer even as numbers of disconnected, angry youth swell precipitously. Education leaves God out, letting demons in.

Hate disrespects human dignity. Rage destroys human life. Violence disregards meaning of community. Selfishness and rudeness rule (un)social media. We refuse to walk in the life-giving Light; choosing to crawl into the darkness of our own souls.

The civilization of Man is graying fast. Without fear of God, we will fear each other.  Beauty of human culture  fades. We follow a suicidal path and wonder how to write our own obituary.


ashes to ashes

ravens cry over ruins

grey twilight descends



An insightful article regarding philosophical reasons for school shootings HERE


american sentences


Strings of red hot chili peppers hang to dry in her kitchen window.

She pats stack of corn tortillas on counter as the yellow bus stops.

Chattering brown-eyed children spill out and scatter thru trailer park streets.

Bilingual laughter makes mama’s eyes smile as she greets them in spanish.

Next generation will be educated american dreamers.



(American sentence poetry is like strung-out haiku…just 17 syllables, a paint-by-number picture.)