Peace Poems

May 26, 2017

Message to the Vietnam Memorial Wall

Dear Wall, Your polished surface deceives. You appear serene, yet you are bursting with anguish and lost potential. You are a wall of great sadness. You […]
April 18, 2017

Earth Day 2017

Be advised: this poem may be interrupted by a nuclear war. Home is a blue-green planet, a pale blue dot in a vast universe, a water […]
January 19, 2017

Five Tendencies Toward Fascism

First, express hatred toward minorities, whipping up anger against them. Second, denigrate political opponents, calling them liars, lazy and criminals. Third, belittle the veracity of the […]
December 20, 2016

The End of Everything

A newsletter with this blaring headline has been on my desk for weeks, maybe months. I’m fascinated by its finality. Noam Chomsky delivers the same message […]