Tag Archive: fear


These feelings,
swelling, growing,
deep,
inside me.
resentment,
anger,
loss,
jealousy.

Know it,
I do not,
feel it,
absolutely.
Question it?
Certainly.

When,
I ask,
does it
shift
from love,
into uncertainty
of love?

When,
does disrespect,
warrant,
resentment?
Is it jealousy,
or my reaction,
to a lack of respect?

Are these feelings
ever warranted?

I sit,
think,
and,
as always,
question.

Today,
woke up, smiling.
Certain,
that you understood,
turning
your face, away-
perhaps, you
don’t.

52-50

Within this hotel,
of devoured
minds.
I sit, alone,
ponder,
and
wonder.

Faces,
impassioned.
Hearing,
muffles,
moans,
cries.

This,
wasteland,
of
Humanity.

Sane,
as any, man
can be.

“Smoke Break!”

Patter of feet,
gleeful
echoes.

Endless ringing,
ringing, ringing-
babbling
goes
the phone.
Loved ones
reaching into the night,
Comforting,
lost,
confused, souls.

Who comforts,
the angels,
in
white?

Santa Barbara

Fear 
grips the city,
loose pipes,
leaking roofs,
holes in stairways
smoky airways.

Clear skies,
resplendent-
views
through
cluttered hedges.

Infested rooms,
scurrying,
here
          there
stench
so
sickening,
vile.
Absent
          headlines.
Nothing
done,
said-
ignored.

Why?
    Why?
Because-
This
    This,
is
P a r a d i s e.