Birthday in 2002
45 while low back spasmed first time in few months--
body getting old, but
at least concepts of life
clearer: everyone on planet has 3 basic needs:
material (food, water, shelter,
medical, solid spot of earth),
spiritual (creativity, religion, therapy, meditation,
love, purple skies),
empowerment (via elections, movements, razor blades,
Humans rarely choose the healthiest alternative
in any field.
Deep in their heart everyone knows 2,000 year old concept
of a sole
a fiction centuries outlived.
What keeps monotheism alive? Some say fear of
I think fear of censure by other human beings for revealing
lies deep in the heart--
one's honest skeptical thoughts thrown aside
sake of church, mosque, temple, TV news picnics--
And thus thousands still
die every year for praying
a god with different sized shoes.
We've known long before Argentina that
not solve globalized poverty
and yet defenders of a free market that isn't
fill all our top op-ed pages.
As for the bombs used when democracy's highway
everyone now understands that's a problem--
it's others doing the bombing.
Life on the planet is obvious
not in the same way
any two folks--
that's the challenge of building love
the dilemma of a
world growing colder
as global warming infiltrates our core.