Grateful (a poem)

the word grateful comes from

the Latin gratus & was first used

in English in 1552,

so says the internet wizards,

who remind me I didn’t use

this word – grateful – very much

‘till I realized there was

a hole in my soul,

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Highway of Existence (a poem)

my body, dissolved in acid

is a fitting way for life’s end

terminate the contract of

my earthly stay

amid the desert landscape

if you must

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Durable People (a poem)

we are durable people

roughing thru pandemics,

storms, & various other

upheavals toppling

societal norms

the breaking point

must come sooner

rather than later

when frozen pipes,

price gougers, &

relentless deliriums

make folks show

true stripes

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