Drums & Bugles

Good governance,

the enemy of government

States rights,

oxymoronic at best

What works,

the bane of impostors

Who exist

to feather their nests



 is quickly fomenting

Change only

at the point of a gun

Voices from Concord

heard calling

With freedom not given

but won


(The New Room: October, 2021)



I look upon the angry ice

and men that prowl its form

to stab and poke in rich delight

a chance to ride the storm


With blades on fire and sticks held high

they weave and crash as one

in search of that elusive net

—still guarded and unwon


(Dreamsleep: October, 2021)