the view from here

incidental dreams and other musings.....


Saint Petersburg, Florida, somewhere, over the rainbow
December 05
the everything girl
please wipe your feet first
still breathing every day the last time I had it checked..


JUNE 5, 2012 9:44AM

'Poem for the Homeless'









You asked me, didn’t you

What was the matter?

Did you think you were asking

The Mad Hatter?


Nice shiny car you’re driving mister

Say you got a home,

A wife and childrenRead full post »



 You tell 'em Mission!

You're the pro, aren't you?

Those stupid scams aren't up to your "suffering from Lupus" scam, are they? That was a classic. Got me for almost a grand, didn't you?

You scum-sucking, bottom feeding bitch! You'd better hope I never get my hands on… Read full post »

JUNE 1, 2012 7:14AM

Digging through Rubbish


  Radiation fallout map



 Our Rubbish Piles


Yesterday was the day the city truck drives by and empties the huge black plastic bin that holds the rubbish that gets tossed out by this household. I did what I usuallyRead full post »

MAY 29, 2012 1:18PM

'Fukushima Dreams'

This came to me in a dream





I dreamed of the face of an old woman with deep dark wrinkles.

Her dark deep brown eyes leaned into mine and she begin to speak

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MAY 26, 2012 2:07AM

Sarah's Eyes



She pressed her forehead against the car window hard as she could, as the houses zipped by endlessly. What did her new home look like?

Beside her, Ms. Williams continued her pep talk as she drove.

‘The family has a daughter your age. Her name isRead full post »

MAY 14, 2012 8:39AM

'Dreamtimes Abundance'




Mine, yours,


Dreams of power

Dreams of peace

Dreams of desire

Dream seekers


For the failed dreams

Inside us


The scars living


Dreams healing

Shine bright



No more tear soaked

pillows this night

May was warm windRead full post »

MAY 13, 2012 7:40AM

'I used to be You'

My face is every where

Yet invisible I am


Walking the streets

Sitting on a park bench




My face is every where

Food banks

Employment lines

Day labor morning grind

Recognize me

ForRead full post »

MAY 12, 2012 5:01PM

'He Lost' comic parody

An elderly woman was reported to have walked into a branch of Bank of America and was seen to be carrying two large brown paper bags.

She approached one of the tellers and asked loudly for the bank manager.

The teller picked up the phone and spoke aRead full post »

A report from the back blog





My lower back has sure been keeping me from moving very far this week.


While out having an early morning stroll surveying the streets on Monday morning, I stepped off the concrete curb down maybeRead full post »

APRIL 17, 2012 9:09PM

Marching for the ninety nine




Marching for the unemployed

Marching for the prisoners

Marching for the little ones

Marching for the ninety nine


Marching for the ninety nine

Marching for the ninety nine


Sound off

One, Two

Three, four

One,Read full post »

APRIL 13, 2012 6:06AM

'we are anonymous'

We are on the move

Marching for human freedom

Peace we seek

No more police state

Peace we seek

No more police state



We are anonymous

We are anonymous

Our face is everywhere

We are anonymousRead full post »

APRIL 1, 2012 5:40AM

'palm tree whispers'



yesterday’s heat
 still wafting

folded body
plastic chair



ocean breeze


fast food



overhead stars

waves crash

lone gulls cry




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MARCH 29, 2012 6:18PM

Bottom Feeder Views

Raging against the Machine:

 Views from the Bottom

I petal my bicycle all around here in the heart of Paradise.

Sugar sands


sunbathers galore

Palms trees

whispers in the wind


The malls are again bustling with cars. I… Read full post »

JANUARY 18, 2012 7:08PM

Giving back...

Giving something in return
I’ve been heading out
each day
riding a worn bicycle
two miles each way

To the mission I petal
bumpy sidewalks ride
hungry folks
my heart opens wide
homeless or poor
Men women children

Giving my smiles
let them know
I care
we can all

No job for me??
I’ll make one
you se
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JANUARY 5, 2012 7:45PM

Empty Chains...

For Aunt Pollie

back porch well bucket
bent handle cranked slow
bare feet worn pine boards

cast iron skillet fare
floured fowl browned well
lard oak fire rendered

slow browned biscuits
commodity white flour
buttermilk soured churn

empty nail head hooks
black coffee stained floor
closet door creaks open

wooden roc
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JANUARY 2, 2012 9:29AM

He wants a beer, methinks....

DECEMBER 11, 2011 8:52AM

For the love of Mission

For Mission, with Love

From my journal, Thanksgiving day

I sit here staring.. 

It's lonely here on this porch of the empty domestic violence shelter at the edge of this small town.

I said good bye to you yesterday in the parking lot  You were screaming and whining as I… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 1:59PM

The Food Bank Line

 White fog hung down low hugging the river valley reaching upwards towards the mountaintops.Vast deep china blue sky cradled the new autumn colors peeping from the giant hardwoods. Cool wind licked my bare ankles walking across the church parking lot.Deep breaths of fresh air swelled my lungs as… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 5:51PM

Alice and the Light

Alice hurt when she landed. Her body had twisted in air as she was thrown from the truck cab window and she had broken some ribs when she hit the bushes along the roadside. She had bitten into her tongue with her teeth too when her head hit the ground.Read full post »
JULY 21, 2011 11:27AM

French Broad River views

Sunrise at early thirty


Mallard ducks race away from Mission's barking


Sunbeams and the bridge in B$W

Last of summer's roses


Closeup of the drainage from the dam in B&W





 Sign reads: Sorry, n… Read full post »

JULY 13, 2011 10:32PM

'Flowers from the road'-- updated--



 jus’ a-head

thar’s a-curve




I cain’t see thar’


I cain’t see thar’




I cain’t see thar’

no I cain’t





doan’t kno' weir&Read full post »


I went for a short swim today. Water was cold and higher than in this picture I took last weekend from a similar trip.

I would be willing to fill up this post with photos of these wonderful mountains I love so much, but the last time I tried… Read full post »

MAY 27, 2011 10:03PM

'Listening to the butterflies hum'


It is hard to listen to the world
when you are listening for a butterflies hum
it is hard to listen to the world
when so much is going on

it is hard to listen to the world
when you are listening as best you can
wondering who is near
when so much is going on

listening forRead full post »

APRIL 6, 2011 10:31AM

Appalachian Spring






















%I… Read full post »

APRIL 5, 2011 11:02AM

Appalachia in Sepia.....


This house was sitting on a hill and empty. I always wonder where the people went.....



'HillyBilly Heaven' looking over the French Broad River...

Downtown Marshall shrouded in fog.



 The church by Ivy Creek.


The home… Read full post »