>On Possession.

>There is no monopoly on Truth!
We do not possess it;
if we are lucky,
Truth possesses us.

God is contained by no book
and encompassed by no creed!
What could be more arrogant
than to claim ownership
of the Lord of alleverything?

Lower your fists
and close your books.

Sit, quiet,
and dissolve back
into Him.

>Sixty-Six.

>Oh, I lay myself down
to bed, over and over
excusing my sloth
as if it were a recent visitor.

It took 25 years to get here
and in 5 more it’ll be
“it took 30 years to get here”.
No matter how long I spend
or how little I acheive
rest assured! I can conceive
of excuses and reasons
intricitely weaved.

But anyways! No one came down hard
on Michaelangelo
for taking more than a few years
to finish that whole
ceiling project.

>On EMPLOYING CAPITALS

>THERE IS NO MAN WHO IS NOT MY BROTHER
THERE IS NO WOMAN WHO IS NOT MY SISTER
THERE IS NO MAN WHO IS NOT MY BROTHER
THERE IS NO WOMAN WHO IS NOT MY SISTER
THERE IS NO MAN WHO IS NOT MY BROTHER
THERE IS NO WOMAN WHO IS NOT MY SISTER
THERE IS NO MAN WHO IS NOT MY BROTHER
THERE IS NO WOMAN WHO IS NOT MY SISTER
THERE IS NO MAN WHO IS NOT MY BROTHER
THERE IS NO WOMAN WHO IS NOT MY SISTER

Let me dissolve here and float
as a mist
down by the river
(thereby stripped of every possession but love)
and encompass all my Family;
quieting crying children,
softening the hearts of quarreling lovers,
jamming guns and
calming the angry blood
of a million cornered youths–
Shhh!
Listen…

>It’s 2006.

>Yes, it’s 2006
and almost seven!
And I’ve no beef with science,
no sir.
It’s just that it’s irrelevent(!)
I’m not looking out into the heavens
or down through a microscope.
And even string theory holds but a loose curiousity for me.
It’s within me I search, below the sense and the synapses…
I CAN’T BURROW FAST ENOUGH!
Before existing fills it all in.
(Breathe.)
I can’t reach far enough
to pinch the flame.