Archives for the month of: March, 2009

vintage spring

The funniest way to end an email to me–

“okay, this is where you chime in.”

I love it so.

my heart out there

settled granite boulders
holding tight to the air
a slow leak from my chest
into the cold night

you are surprised
by my reaction
as if you can speak and the words
don’t touch me
as if an impermeable dome surrounds me
and not this ramshackle house I call my heart

hallowed I

amidst the anguished miles
of your loneliness
you falter
and
prescribe a world
into your own disenchanted illusions
what it takes for safety
to hold you close
and never let
you go

Myth: we have to save the earth. Frankly, the earth doesn’t need to be saved. Nature doesn’t give a hoot if human beings are here or not. The planet has survived cataclysmic and catastrophic changes for millions upon millions of years. Over that time, it is widely believed, 99 percent of all species have come and gone while the planet has remained. Saving the environment is really about saving our environment – making it safe for ourselves, our children, and the world as we know it. If more people saw the issue as one of saving themselves, we would probably see increased motivation and commitment to actually do so.
~Robert M. Lilienfeld and William L. Rathje~