Police Line Do Not Cross

it is only a thin piece of yellow plastic with black letters but it might as well be the berlin wall a dividing line between i in my safe warm car passing by the tragedy of another encircled by dark clothed police like pall bearers or crows who sit on the lines above observing to…

Drone

The hand on the joystick makes a subtle twist. The view dips into the confines of a ravine then bursts free to reveal the lights of a town glimmering like eyes in the dark face of the ground. A red light flickers across the screen. TARGET ACQUIRED The finger touches the trigger. Twin streaks race…

Nub

Life is what is Life is what Life was Questions – Who? What? When? Where? How? Why? Okay, now we have all of the tools suggested for writing the introductory paragraph of a feature story for a leading national newspaper: Man was found dead today beneath the remnants of Planet Earth, his suicidal tendencies rewarded…

Staunton 87

like a porous sore in the face oozing white in this place hoarse cries of hate are swallowed up by the silent strands of we shall overcome tension a taunt wire anger stretches somewhere deep within all of us waiting for the snap when our brother’s neck will be squished pulp in our grasp struggle…

The Shapers

Last night I dreamed the Shapers came around again. They dropped by the cottage as we were sitting down to dinner. I invited them in. Jesus and I laughed about the first time I gave my life to him down deep inside a sleeping bag trying to make the tears come while my mocking friend…

Peace on Earth – Rumors of Peace in the News

​If one reads the news, it seems the world is only filled with violence and conflict. But though it rarely makes the front page, peace is breaking through in large and small ways. Here are the rumors of peace for this week:  Cyprus leaders create historic opportunity for peace Tanks do not create peace Neighbors turn…

I Am Not Interested In Your 24/7 Shooter News

Eventually you’ll get around to the dead and wounded. For now we are subjected to the endless investigation into “who the shooter was,” under the guise of trying to understand why he did what he did. Story after story after story about nothing. News flash. There is no figuring it out. Then finally there will…

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I will go back to the place tomorrow. My feet will walk where his did that night last week. I stepped out to get some groceries and knew something was up when I saw the roads blocked, the darkness lit up by the flashing lights of 20 police cars. I passed the groups of people…