Penned Resistance

Penned Resistance is poetic ink urging us to thInk about what is happening to us, to the U.S., to the world, and all that whirls around and inside us. To thInk as our true selves is to resist the forces that seek to occupy or control our thoughts . . . as an individual, a citizen, a man, a woman, a human, a Yeti.

Penned ink to thInk is a link to our primordial freedom ... our freedom to be who we truly are. Let it ring.

Roger That…

that revelation on retaliation
that weather born on earlier relationship storms
where the umm…brella was to reign down upon
the scene perceived a torrent a flash flood a damning burst
fulfilling a thirst so well nursed that his thumb finds its finger
grips his pen and taps out its curse
for worst then his head hurts and the heart misses a beat

that then a revolutionary movement beheld him
from criss-crossing the rubicon of a checked past that betrayed
the rising tide inside
a weaning a passing into meaning to be

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Surrounding All of We

where does your warmth come from
blanky security near you how far are you now
wrap around tomorrows weave yesterdays today

the magic carpet ride arrives at dawn
each day it may arise
little hills little hills taller peaks it seeks
it sets down where you come round the role you play
begins a day began begone it’s hard to see
surrounding all of we the consciousness sea
the wave the shore

the warmth


Gathering Above

Backpack on the hill…sides all around him
views the steep climbs down and up
through this life the hike continues
the vision here improves our insights
the walking stick figures that heard
his hymn

Sing in the wind tumbleweeds and we
relatives of the same scene
knowingly carry on the further see
gathering above this home

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A Son

Traveling south full of warmth this son
looking up to rise
coming down the I California five
hands on the wheel willing to work
waiting on tables cleaning and clearly
is seen by someone from Simi
who saw him and said the future’s ahead

became friends searching acting dreaming
winding if rising like a spiral in flight
this might of your thoughts flies by why with such light
delights on a limb
branching on in the fellow hymns

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Soles for the New Globalism

When you take off your virtual reality
and look through your reality
then take a deeper step back you’re looking through your
when you get beyond your me the soul views
begin to see the eyes read virtually with the I
traveling through what we see in the vehicle me
me me me waves become feet on the sole of a ship on this sea
helmsman tell me beyond the you is there an…other

Speaking of overseas that’s where Cortez came to see
Aztec humanity as his gold and his role to enslave
with metal chest and shiny sword he was sworn
to the god he knew the crown and cross
the gold that rules in measurements of race and hate
the native fate pre-contemplated in faith
to dominance and dominion over thee Golden Rule
to the victor goes the spoils now oils the machinery of we
no goddess’s fait accompli

brings us to the sole of the other Nike…
another Cortez without a soul in steps that run and jump and play
but land in a shallow end
a shoe so named because a competitor had an “Azteca Gold”
so co-owner chose Cortez for he had, “Kicked the shit out of the Aztecs”

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