WASHINGTON SQUARE

Walk in the park
After it is dark
People left and right
In the glow of a light

Shadows on the street
Fellows that we meet
Humanity comes alive
In those who do survive

Noise of the city hums
As the writers and bums
Discuss the human race
Flying through space

Hoist the bottle higher
As we stand around the fire
In the park, in the night
With the universe in sight

THE SEABIRDS

Sea gulls, on the air they glide
Over the waves to the land
Soaring across the sky so wide
To softly land on the sand

Pelicans floating in the sky
Upon the wind, so free
Across the sunset, up so high
Then dive down to the sea

Invisibly, the wind does blow
As into the horizon we stare
Instinctively, the seabirds know
The silent prayer of the air

PRISON OF CIRCUMSTANCE

Locked in a prison of circumstance
In the physical limits of space
We shout and sing, learn to dance
Stuck in this human race

Bound by blood and skin and bones
Surrounded by stones and flowers
Slaves to new media and cell phones
We measure our lives with hours

Time for this or space for that
There is only here and now
This is really where it’s all at
When it should be, somehow

LEAVE ME ALONE WHEN I DIE

This goes for everyone
Whoever is reading this
Although it’s all been fun
This world I will not miss

Leave me alone when I die
Don’t bother me anymore
I will not hear if you cry
So what are your tears for?

Stop nagging and complaining
I can’t hear you if I am dead
Stop the talking and explaining
And leave me alone instead

Stop picking on me already
Give me peace when I am gone
I will die when I am ready
Then please leave me alone

Do not bug me or even hug me
It is too late to be nice
You might as well just mug me
You cannot kill me twice

I will not be around to hear you
When you talk, so don’t even try
I will be far away, not near you
So leave me alone when I die

GOD IS INFINITY

If I believe in God
My God is infinity
God is every human
Every plant and tree

Infinity is the creator
Of everything you see
Of every fly and bug
Every flower and bee

Every minute atom
Every single entity
Everyone in the universe
Including you and me

It goes on forever
Beyond all humanity
Beyond all we know
Forever for eternity