Hand of Ananke

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New Poetry: Fun and Flames


So much going on now. I am so sad that Robin Williams has taken his own life. I have written about my depression and suicidal thoughts in the past. In many ways Robin defined my generation. Culturally we were, or are, a lot like his public persona: manic and unable to put down roots. I think it is why so many view Gen Xers as lazy and irresponsible. It took us a long time, at least as a group,…

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New Poem: A Little Boy Changes The World


It has been 69 years since President Harry Truman made what will likely be the most debated decision of human history for a very long time. I will not debate the merits of this side or that in the argument of whether or not the right choice was made. It is undeniable that the choice forever changed our world, and mostly not for the better. It sparked fifty years of posturing between two powers…

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The Place for Kwame


Home alone, Kwame dives into his school books. The other kids are out in the late summer sun, dancing, laughing, playing but Kwame has other plans. They think he is a punk and that is OK, he does not care. Just like he does not care that his mom is at her second job when he gets home, or that sometimes she goes to his dad’s place overnight. He is twelve, he can take care of himself, at least a…

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