Lessons Over Time

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.

Aldous Huxley

I told
My children
To keep their
Eyes peeled
..O..        ..O..
They’ve had
For a week

Senyrü: Finnish Focus

nothing teaches you
to look a man in the eye
like Finnish sauna

(eyeline seating doesn’t help matters)

Twilight is bruised
Hot pink stretch marks
Purpling scars…
…the day has endured

Pollution in the air enhances the wide array of colors in sunsets and sunrises.
It’s a daily reminder of the damage we’ve done to our environment.

I scrubbed my boots
with water repellent
I can’t wash my hands

haiku: time keeps dripping

in the silent hours
time drips like a leaky faucet
basin never fills

_________I fell asleep_________
_____on a corduroy pillow____
________and woke up________
______forty years older______

While corduroy originated in Fustat, Egypt in 200 AD, many believe the word comes literally from the French words “Cord du Roi,” meaning “cord for kings.”