Jan 28, 2021

your planet spins in a wild universe


--


each of us is a planet 

and we are troubled 

by the people that we contain 

are there too many of them 

are they polluting us 

or making wars 

and friend 

your planet spins in a wild universe 

oh friend 

what is this madness 

that we call life 

-jobe 


--


the fire i built had blue flames 

that were made from the tears of angels 

but i don’t believe in things like angels 

-i thought that- 

the fire was warm and beautiful 

i sat beside it and was silent

-jobe


--


in the hospital waiting room 

a sign said no food or drinks 

of course i enjoyed both 

“excuse me ma’am 

are there any rules 

against writing poems”

-jobe


A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.

-Jack London


Peace isn't a static thing. It's creating a balanced harmony between things we see as totally different.

-Lama Yeshe Jinpa


Contentment is real wealth.

-jobe


Whether we know it or not, every act of compassion, real or simulated, may have a positive significance far beyond our powers of imagination.

-Taitetsu Unno


links

Ren Powell

Bait the Lines

Hardcore Zen

haiku eye

The Urban Mermaid

HOOT, a monthly literary magazine on a postcard

The Slowdown

clay and branches

THOTPURGE

Summer's End

Medusa's Kitchen

The Middlewesterner

The Morning Porch/Patio

VIA NEGATIVA, purveyors of fine poetry since 2003

thanks/jobe



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