9th and Harrison

Harry watches television in silence.

God plants clues in everything, and Harry thinks
with enough silence, God will say who he is.

But these distractions, these sins; they’re not Harry’s
sins, but they want to be.

These sins want to inflate Harry’s ego and obscure God clues.

Harry searches God’s hiding places: asylums, dumpsters,
crack dens, hustlers, and speed freaks.

God swims in oceans of puke and dares Harry to follow.

Harry sleeps for two or three days in the sanitized houses
of God where pious friars who don’t know God tell him to
pray and give him deodorant.

Harry wants to belong to these men.

He wants clean hair and an eternally pregnant mother
dressed in stars.

But God is on the street across from the church sleeping
in a stream of piss.

How did it begin?

When Harry was five, he lapsed into the unhurried sleep of the
child and had a dream

 

 

(c) Rob Goldstein 2018

Heroes don’t Discriminate #HealingHands #Faith #Inspiration

from Jacquie Biggar

Jacquie Biggar-USA Today Best-selling author

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The past few days I have been stunned and saddened by the catastrophic events that have taken place here in Canada and in the United States.

Instead of belabouring the senselessness of these acts of violence I want to focus on the first responders who stepped up to help when it would’ve be easier to look the other way.

Humboldt, Saskatchewan was the scene of a horrific vehicle accident three weeks ago. Sixteen people died and many more were injured. The hockey community, the country, the world mourned the senseless loss. But, the heroics of first responders on the scene and at the hospital filled my heart with gratitude. I can’t imagine the trauma they endured, and I hope and pray they can find peace in those they were able to help.

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A man, half-naked, opened fire on a Waffle House in the Nashville area and if not for the…

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#Poetry – two tanka poems

from Robbie’s inspiration

Robbie's inspiration

I was planning to post these yesterday for Wordy Wednesday but, unfortunately, I got bogged down in WWII recipes and didn’t manage to get the post done. My thanks to Wayne from Tofino photography for the use of his photographs. You can see more of Wayne’s magnificent photography here: https://tofinophotography.wordpress.com/2018/05/23/sunset-stretch-5/

Here are my thoughts for this week in tanka form:

A reaction to deathGood fortune

Have a great evening.

Robbie

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