feeling up
and down 
her cross
seed-bedding anew
manifest destiny
writer's block—
his reflection hogs
the limelight

in our image the fog of war



armed to the teeth
with projected profits
an alms-giver
oil slick
over and under
a holy fire

bloodlines drawn out into battle-lines into blood

first school day
on the classroom wall
Winston Churchill
school recess
we scan the clouds
for zeroes
peace-time spring
the future roars through
cumulus skies