The universe is in focus,
Right now and right here.
There is no hocus pocus,
No illusion of far and near.

Every planet, every being,
Every eye that’s anywhere,
Everybody who is seeing,
Aware that they are there.

The focus of the universe
Is in your own mind’s eye.
Alive for better or worse,
We lose the focus and die.

(Published by Lone Stars Poetry Magazine, Spring 2018)


The elephant calls out,
Here I am! I matter!
When he goes balls out,
In eloquent elephant chatter.


Evil must show its face,
In order for good to show.
Objects linger in empty space,
A world of wonder and woe.

Desire for peace requires war,
As death does require birth.
Wealth depends upon the poor,
Or so it goes on this earth.

Duality does rule this place,
It can or cannot be denied.
Love and hate, the human race,
The humility and the pride.

As we live into the future,
Some will die of some plague.
It is the law of nature,
The truth is clearly vague.

Mystery of life cannot be solved,
As mystery is only a word.
Human thought remains unresolved,
As ordinary seems absurd.

Evil lurks in the minds of men,
Goodness and mercy do too.
Whatever happened, it will again,
No matter what we all do.

Rain will fall if it is dry,
The sun sheds light in the dark.
Laugh and cry and wonder why,
Just like a walk in the park.