Born Again...And Again...
All is impermanent, the sages say;
all that is formed will surely pass away.
And, though experience has shown this to be so,
my little self refuses to let go,... more »
Coming To Terms
Time and chance
have worn me quite away,
yet I may serve
without despair or wrath.... more »
We have so little time
to plant the seeds,
to tend the blossoms.... more »
Fish And Company
My mother's hospitality's been legend all her life
and my father as a host was second only to his wife
but some things are not inherited so, love them as I may,
I tell my friends the rules of the house... more »
Who can I tell about you?
You were the one I told everything to
and even before I could say it, you knew.
Now who can I tell about you?... more »
Flow water and wind,
bear away concept and thought.
This is not mine, nor my soul.
This I am not.... more »
I keep my kuti spic and span
and tidy as I go.
I wash my bowl as best I can
and keep my profile low.... more »
Through my ears, my eyes, my fingertips,
creation comes to know itself.
Over my lips,
as I remember to allow,... more »
Spiral and spin and swirl
through shadows of space, and make
a shimmering twist in time
in your vortical wake.... more »
Summit As Pique Experience (Toronto - 1988)
To this city where I dwell
has come the foetid, martial scent
of uniform and armament
and folk who do not love me well.... more »
We go blindly into battle,
unable to see
that our own animosity
is the adversary.... more »
Wimp In Wolf's Clothing
Well, I met this man
at a party last night
and he had an interesting kind of face,
craggy and weatherbeaten... more »
Woman In Question
I never questioned that fathers knew best,
that husbands were always obeyed,
that God was a man who required that His children
be dutiful, meek and afraid.... more »