Earth Day

I’ve come to tell you something about the earth something about this day the sun my god— MY GOD! the sun rose again and so did I— and how magnificent it is that I am a spectator of the goldfinch the nuthatch the Carolina wren—the song of life ringing in my ears— the vision ofContinue reading “Earth Day”


How wonderfulto feel nothingbut gratitudefor the chanceto feel loveto feel the hopethat it might last— and even thoughit didn’t—how wonderfulto feel it was worthevery stab of painevery predictabledisappointment. The treasureof memoryis more pureand more satisfyingthan what likelywould have becomethe mundane. *****DeMaris11-18-2020 “Braids” by Andrew Wyeth


The now is hardly ever where we are. We can be found at most times in the future— planning the outcomes of imaginary encounters with those bodies we’d like to acquaint ourselves with after we exhausted the use of our minds— which so easily forget that one day the past is the only place we’llContinue reading “Compromise”