Category Archives: Thoughts

The Walk

Yesterday, due to a series of decisions I made myself, I ended up taking a very long walk back to my little room in the little house that is nestled among the hills of Oakland. It was a halfway accidental … Continue reading

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A Most Welcome Arrival

I sit alone on wicker chair And watch the sky drain grey to blue. The autumn blanket, late arrived, Laid gently over tree and hill, Knew little welcome but from me. That longed-for azure morning missed By friends and passersby … Continue reading

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Synthetic Division

‘Spare me the darkness,’ I cried in fear. ‘Have mercy on this frightened child. Keep it distant, keep it far, So that it never touches me, Never knows me, Never tears me from this place of light. The world within … Continue reading

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Hoodslam!

Every so often there comes a post that doesn’t really know how it wants to be written. What is its voice, its style? What, even, is its purpose? The post does not know. The post is worried. Perhaps it is … Continue reading

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Exile’s Return

My eyes are on fire, And smoke billows from my lungs. I have passed through flame To emerge with skin charred and cracked, With hair fizzled. My heart has burst from unbearable heat, And my soul is all but seared. … Continue reading

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Quitting the Light

As we hurled ourselves into the darkness, the clouds boiling toward our advance, I do not believe that there was a single one of us who turned his head to look back. Whatever was there was past. But it was not even that, for the … Continue reading

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Sleep Walk

And when we sleep, Let us loose ourselves fully from the waking world– Unbound from its mortal constraints, Disentangled from conscious fears and notions. Let the light not meet our shuttered brains, That we may escape, For as brief a … Continue reading

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Floored

You find yourself on the floor. Although you’ve been there for a while, you’re not quite sure how you got there. Did you wake up there? Have you even been asleep? Did you fall? At some point these questions are … Continue reading

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Faces

There is a stranger at the bottom of my mug. He waits there for me every morning, to stare up at me with tea-stained eyes peering out from a liquid face. It emerges, slowly, with each sip. Cautiously at first, … Continue reading

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Our World

We live in a world Where every leaf cries out To be touched To be caressed To be fondled. Where every twig and branch Every twist and braid Of a wrought iron fence Every concrete frond Of an ornamental fern … Continue reading

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