A Day in Animal Land

The Bison bellowed when he saw the dog talking with the steer

the cats who were near

whispered secrets that only they could hear

goats bleating as they jumped from one mountain to another

with ease

birds speaking multiple languages in nearby trees

a weasel whistling

a porcupine bristling

on another beautiful spring day

when the creatures like to come out and play

in Animal Land

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Fever Dreams

Upon awakening every morning, I feel like I’m going to die

I don’t know how

or even why

but I have fever dreams

that go to such extremes

they make my soul cry

strange symbols fly by

in a multi-colored sky

of my subconscious

as I continue to seek the light

every night

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Another Time

a little girl singing in the spring meadows of your mind

her sweet voice soothing your soul with lyrics

from another time

a little boy playing with a toy on a snowy day

his childish antics in your mind’s eye

from another time

a young woman dancing in a play

her grace and beauty in full bloom

from another day

a young man indulging in harmless horseplay

his powerful muscles straining in the summer heat

of another day

an old woman knitting by a warm hearth of clay

her memories embroidered on blankets

from another day

an old man in a winter pathway

looking for his memories

from another day.

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A Field of Pumpkins

I dreamt I was lying in a field of pumpkins one October day

watching the orange gourds play

like frisky future Jack-O-Lanterns they had fun

in the warm embrace of the sun

they talked about a harvest moon

that they were expecting soon

when I heard one let out a deep sigh

“What a miserable fate to end up a pie!”

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Cracked

Although he walked among them, they couldn’t see

the fissures, the spiraling cracks and his insanity

he moved among them like a gray ghost seeking normality

all the while having a split-personality

where his alter-ego lived in the virtual reality

of a psychopathic personality

seeking popularity

in all the wrong places

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On Alternate Realities

There are alternate realities despite what some may say

There’s more mystery than just the passing of each day

seers, wizards, prophets, fortune-tellers, are visionaries

who explore hidden realms with their own itineraries

using portals as entries

portals can be found in mirrors

forests and mountains

their everywhere

secrets to dimensions to nowhere

or in your nightmares

and your fantastical dreams

nothing is as it seems

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The Party Never Stopped

There’s no need to remind me

of purple haze back in the days

when everyone was free

I still see

visions

and life’s still a mystery

a sense of discovery still stalks

my every day

I exhale memories

and put them on display

for curious passer-byers

who never know what to say

psychedelic tales of old

when young people

were curious and bold

dancing through the nights

under brilliant revolving lights

chasing white rabbits down holes

so deep

there was no sleep

only endless partying

and dancing

to the Mad Hatters tune

live now

because you’ll die soon

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‘Tis The Season …

Tis the season

of no reason

logic has fled

into the wintery night

on a sled

of lies

that incite

passions unchecked

with a bad effect

upon us all

save us from stupidity

holding so many in thrall

Now we need

a new season

with reason

where truth is told

and knowledge

is treated like gold

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Revisionist History

Looking back over the rivers of time

History is malleable

and easy to redefine

regimes do it all the time

but in the end

the truth remains the same

writing about the past

has always been a game

where conquerors are good

and losers take the blame

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