tg within

tg within
Chicago, Illinois,
November 02
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APRIL 30, 2013 10:04AM

Trouble With Moon Light

Trouble with Moonlight

The trouble with moonlight

that creeps in your door

Is that moon beams and star light

trespass while you snore


They frighten the spirit

of those who can hear

while dancing and glowing

mysteriously queer


Darting about

shaking those oh

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APRIL 18, 2013 9:45AM

This Dark Day


A dark day


A vote goes down

an explosion in

one small southern  town

a flooding city

many run from fear

we turn away from

thoes so near

This is what I

wake to find

This the state of

all mankind

I dare not leave

or turn… Read full post »

APRIL 15, 2013 11:51PM


foggy pond


Mist has settled in

leaving me stiff and heavy

cold it finds me

lost for now

the years settling about



I wonder where the sun has gone

where is the spark I know

where is my heat

I blow into the… Read full post »

APRIL 15, 2013 10:50AM



Floating high above our heads

a warning cry is heard


dipping with the wind



life suspends

to watch this masterful bird.


The cry to feed

or snatch a life

not one shall be bestirred


for as he climbs the air withRead full post »

APRIL 11, 2013 8:52AM


gun34Guns = DEATH.


Simple truth

Greedy shameless truth


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APRIL 10, 2013 8:28AM

Peek-A-Blah Blah Blah

peek Peek a boo!

After two days of being "down for repairs" I come back to find the same "NEWS" on the main page! Lordy, it's April not March and what's up, I guess I was hoping for, well something new, different.


When does the front page rotate around… Read full post »

APRIL 8, 2013 9:19PM

Over Up Easy


The rain has stopped


the dog climbs the stairs

Up from his dark

no longer shaking


Like a bud ready to unfurl

both of us


the warmth


the quiet sun

Up     open     up,

feel the wet warm morn… Read full post »

APRIL 7, 2013 11:43AM

Oh Nuts


Chip, Chilly and Little Red

fight over much

with little said


Their bounty rich but not for few

so often these

who beg and chew 

Little red

Chilly whips her bushy tail

 flashy warning

 sternly scolding


Chip… Read full post »

MARCH 29, 2013 6:07PM


jump "Jump...It's sweet over here."

There from the top of the stairs, I  spied my little one eye peep, leading his siblings to their untimely escape. There is a darn good reason why he has only one eye, but that is another story for another time.

"It's just a hop from… Read full post »

MARCH 28, 2013 10:22AM

Colour Me...

[Iron Poet Challenge Number 16] 


Is my gaze one of cool wet grass

or cold and gray like sky


And does the lack of shade or hue

don cap mid aged am I


When did the sun toast all my skin

as foolish youth did fly… Read full post »

MARCH 24, 2013 11:12AM

The Blessed Gender


The caring nation of those of us

That have the ability

Without the fuss

We fix

We work

We pass

We cure

Our work within this world structure

Makes all life better

I want you to know

The time has come

Your prejudice stow

We are a force

That refuses… Read full post »

MARCH 23, 2013 12:05PM

Put up a Parking Lot...


                                       What will help save America?





Mayb… Read full post »

MARCH 21, 2013 12:33PM

Or not...


Orchid "Spot" on.


The house is in full bloom and couldn't be prettier.

orch5 And the cold north wind is blowning across the pond.


A sweet smell awaits the explorer who dares to follow their nose...


 down to the nursery. A… Read full post »

MARCH 14, 2013 9:21AM

Pie Day - What's for Dinner?


Yes it's pie day for all you #geeks. Enjoy a pizza why don't cha'!


Or perhaps a slice of pie for lunch, oh hell, breakfast works for me. [ One of my finest Berry Pies! ]

 Pear Pie

Oh look I found another PIE...this one is my famous Pear and… Read full post »

MARCH 6, 2013 12:37PM




We've cut off our nose in spite of our face

bleeding profusely

a bloody disgrace


Stubbing our toes making huge foes

now we've become

putty for those


Elected leaders are really the cheaters

having been collared

serving the… Read full post »

[Inspired by and in the style of our friend, Art James.]


The righty whitey 

tighty  might he

bound  and tie he

flees to 

fight thee

might it be the wrong way home.

When we need him


cause he

blindly bleed us


till we

blow like dust bowl

timely… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 26, 2013 9:45AM



Curly screwy twisted vine

crawling up this house of mine

naked in the afternoon sun

waiting for the spring to come


detour secure flimsy design

holding on secure as twine

upward unfurl fig expansion

blindly coaxed warmed  from the sun


ascend clinging grasping cli… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 24, 2013 10:05AM



light 1


Breaking the tree line

the sun at last 



welcoming all

morning has come


Our cold dark fast is over

long shadows stretch out across the yard

and down the hill

No score is kept

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FEBRUARY 17, 2013 12:45PM


white house 



White washed illusion this American Dream.

Equality isn't ours

but a delusion

stuffed down our throats

Super sized and

Vulgar this Uberness

of the celebrated



Listen to it

Watch it

we are living it



We all

Living free from cons… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 16, 2013 8:21AM

Violet Valentine


         [ In honor of my Grandmother. Who taught me about sweetness.]

Her given nam… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 14, 2013 8:19PM

What Ketchup we're in...

Heinz + Brazil+


Sweetheart merger+Secretary of State +Fear monger NRA


Who do you take to your bed?

Old scared white man?

Your big guns, right. 

= Valentines day 2013!


The News today... 

Scared now ? Read full post »

FEBRUARY 14, 2013 9:46AM

88 loves of JS



Joene wasn't the prettiest girl in all of LaPorte High that year, rather skinny and kind of quirky. People said  it was because she was the only girl to survive in the large Sutherland family. What could you expect growing up with five brothers on a farm.

Old man… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 14, 2013 9:33AM




  sixth is the snake

so quietl… Read full post »

OCTOBER 29, 2012 4:22PM

The Benny Story

I didn't know how to tell Benny's Story until recently it became clear.




1977 was the year. I was 20 and had moved into my first apartment north of Six mile on West Parkhurst Place in Detroit.

The upper in a two flat on a… Read full post »

OCTOBER 15, 2012 2:31PM

Righty Tighty

Stand still

I heard it...
The ever so silent creek...ssh listen...
Just below your feet

His roots

this ancient Silver Maple, tweaks his source

Feels his a twist, there a stretch...

Too busy to see
Too busy to notice
Numb and crowded in your city flat

Slowly he… Read full post »