Not Far from the Tree – Short Story

One of these advantages was access to fireworks from states in the south that were banned for use in Pennsylvania.

Warrior’s Prayer

Oh, mercy lay your hands on me
A wretched soul not yet set free
Proud soldier with unbent knee
A good death is all I beg of thee

Rabbit Hole

I found the rabbit hole,
Looking to belong…

Greatest Country

I would say it with a touch of arrogance,
Knowing the freedoms others did not have…

Below the Waves

The metal sings in creak and groan,
As the depth and the pressure build…

Yellow Footprints

There in the faint, narrow headlights,
Under the bus grill’s evil grin,
Glowing set of yellow footprints,
Where the journey would thus begin…

Indigenous

Were wrapped in greedy wishes,
And fingers crossed on hands…

One Grain of Sand

You speak to me of your great deed,
How you have carved yourself into the land,
A persistent and egotistical need,
Sought by only one so frail as a man.

Warrior’s Prayer

Oh, mercy lay your hands on me
A wretched soul not yet set free
Proud soldier with unbent knee
A good death is all I beg of thee

A Cup of Tea

In the Qi Dynasty, a group of Court Ministers, highly established in their careers, were talking at an Imperial gathering and decided to go visit their old Master, now retired. They longed to show their sensei what they had achieved in their lives and bask in his pride for them. How happy he would be … Continue reading

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