Cash Or Check

Given facts 

and reasoned truth…


Can’t marry each other

without changing their suit


Some things our intellect

tries to explain


Can you turn off a light

that turns back on again


The reasoning sands

and factual concrete


From thin ice to thick,
what’s now indiscreet


Decisions and choices

are still made the same


But to rent or to own

—real estate of this game


(St. David’s Pennsylvania: October, 2020)


Can you talk about good

without acknowledging evil


Could they ever

exist on their own


Can you go somewhere

without leaving someplace else


The answer

fairly shown


Simplistic by nature,

linguistic in form



rules the day


Allowing for one
by embracing the other


Truth to each



(Wayne Pennsylvania: October, 2020)

Behind The Curtain

Is something unphysical

in charge of this world


That lines every moment,

unseen and unfurled


Scientists say NO,

breathing fire as they shout


What is it then

that scatters atoms about


Darwin had his theory,

well accepted—unproved


That things change themselves

 on condition and mood


But somewhere deep

in the backs of our minds


A notion lay hidden,

firmly placed to remind


This proof we so revel in,

whose truth we revere


Has constantly changed

since the dinosaurs were here


So try to stay open

as new data evolves


Remembering the axioms

it now must resolve


And tune in to something,

not burdened by facts


The rock of all ages

—still blindly intact


(Radnor Pennsylvania: October, 2020)

Limbus Puerorum

Most of our lives are lived

in an in-between world…

yesterday and tomorrow the bookends

to what has happened

and what is yet to come

ordering the mayhem in an artificial attempt

at unity and control

escape becomes an option for the very few

who no longer believe in the prescriptive banner,

the forecasted promise,

the dogmatic challenge

—or the printer’s ink


(Dreamsleep: October, 2020)

Divinity Of Self

Beyond every question…

God is the answer

filling in the gaps of our imperfection

offering hope in the face of despair

light to shine through the darkness

and promise

when abandonment is all we feel

lifting the burden that covers our greatness

reaffirming our choices

strengthening our wills on the forge of His power

unblocking the final entryway

—to ourselves divine


(The Book Of Prayers: October, 2020)

Pascal’s Wager

There’s nothing objective about spirit,

in that lies its strength and its truth


Unable to measure, only to feel,

its critics profane and uncouth


Science declares it the enemy,

its formulas explaining away


Why love has no bearing and within it we’re lost

—God’s execution unstayed


(Villanova Pennsylvania: October, 2020)

Another Time

Both old and new thou must review,

changing pink to red


Those poorly formed, to stay forlorn,

hiding in their beds


Begin then end, begin again,

on chance the meaning fed


Whose banquet serves another time

—a feast eternal spread


(Dreamsleep: October, 2020)