• Art

    Wayfarers Chapel

    Today, in celebration of Earth Day, the Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes had their second annual art show and poetry reading called ‘Art by the Sea with Poetic Expression‘. Yours truly was a feature poet invited to read. I haven’t been an invited poet in over 15 years (if not more.) Attending today felt like coming out of retirement – and I am grateful for my friend Georgia Washington for asking me to be a part of the event. The weather today was a wonderful 72 degrees with a slight breeze as we saw Catalina Island hiding out in the distant haze. The waves crashed towards as we stood up…

  • Art,  Horror,  Inaugural Day,  Writing

    When Hate Reigns (Inaugural Day)

    Inaugural day. The crowd gathers; people clamor as Hate steps up to the podium. He is calm, collect. The weather is cool, brisk. The people are excited and alive from the commemoration. Hate is poised over the calamity of noise as onlookers stare up at Him in awe. Tall, almost elegant with His grand gestures. His voice thunders in everyone’s head. He speaks: “People! People! I am here today before you as a symbol of a new beginning that is about to take place. We are on the threshold of a new era, an era free from the destruction of obscenity; the infestation of affectivity. At the forefront of this…