Saturday, May 07, 2016

from one of Anne's remarks

Scholarship: a talent for making the fascinating tedious.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

God As Is

God As-Is
is a good enough God,
doesn't put on airs,
keeps right on
patiently creating.

People
demand more!
"Make us
gooder than Thou,
Your perfect children,
heroes of
Your story";
we are
perfectly silly.

God has to love us;
we're so cute!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

If I Might

Perhaps I'd break your heart;
Anne found the photograph today
of Susan's house, before it fell
to redevelopment.

A little house, no doubt worn --
a porch with flowerpots
and wind chimes.

There is also
a photo
of Susan
and I might take you one
of Susan in her new homeless life

but if it didn't break your heart
I'd have to hate you.

Monday, October 06, 2014

Because.

The reason that people "don't see x" is that they're seeing 'y'.

They "just don't think" whatever it is we think they ought to be thinking; they "don't even think about" whatever aspect of things we consider most urgent, obvious, and clearly illuminating -- because they're too busy thinking something else about other things entirely.

Your ideas, even my ideas, could be wonderfully helpful to a great many people.

They don't want them. They have theirs.

And look how well we're all doing!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A Realization

I don't want no more
Facebook friends;

I've done enough
Show and Tell.

If you want to talk
I'd like to listen

but if you'd rather just
dress me up in doll clothes
I'm not looking
for some puppet show to join.

I'm not talking
just to say how hard
I tried. Go away.

Friends find themselves.
Nothing closes them.

Friday, June 06, 2014

temporary link...

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7caeqrgt1inp7su/AACubgml87HN_ZVFgkosR7uZa?n=246027486

[This is not a post, but a note to myself on another confuser..]

Okay, if you really want to know... I've been given the Edsel of Android tablets and can't get an app store to recognize it. I can, however, write my own limited apps & copy them to a place I can download them from, and it's working, yay!

[The dropbox site in question is normally for my musical efforts, so my app attempts will be removed as soon as I pick them up, unless & until I get something worth passing along.]

Thursday, March 20, 2014

An Old Poem [revised]

I want to go home to America;
they taught me about it in school.

We were a rich country,
generous, compassionate --
champions of everyone's rights and needs.

Everyone welcomed our soldiers,
and we, in our turn, welcomed foreigners
who came here for Freedom and garbage disposals.

The young were the hope of the future
and everybody wanted us to learn.

So I learned, and came to realize
I yearned to return to that fantasy.
I've missed it so!

Forrest Curo
[revised (c)2014, permission granted for free noncommercial use, as written, with attribution.]