Tag: nature versus civilization

lightening bugs

There are lights on the porch
across the street-
I can see them glowing outside my window,
softly,
reminding me of lightening bugs
I used to try to catch
as they flashed through
childhood summer evenings

Oh the cruelty of youth!
bottling up such wondrous bugs
so that they might lighten up
the darkened places within my soul-
Alas, nothing of that light remains
as I stare nostalgically
down and across the road
at electric lights that softly glow

For Madmen Only!

For Madmen Only!

Solitary Man!  Where is your pride?
Lost between two worlds, No one can find.

Inspired Wolf of the Steppes, Caged and tied;
Clawing your way out, to the other side.

Duality of Nature, Succulent and divine,
On two legs- with four inside.

Lonesome and wretched, No where to hide
Human Nature’s…. horrified

Between the sun and the stars You reside;
In constant conflict with your other mind

Miserable being! Pay heed to this Sign;
Red blinking warmth- Calling you inside

For Madmen Only– Only We should apply,
Join us and run, and Peace you should find.

Dark night’s bright light calls us, we bay and obey
Between the two worlds, solitarily stay.

Throw off your blessings, and rip off your claws
That’s how you find us, Madmen All!