Mind Warriors

Let not the warriors gather
along the battlefields of your mind,
for the moment they appear,
retreat.
Ask not why they have come
for in the “why”
a thousand battles will be waged
and never will be won.

Migrant Worker

Listen as a baby dies
you cannot abort the final cries
the last whimper belongs to mother
holding her child
sisters, brothers, frightened and confused
know not why
their father does not cry
for he died so long ago
America’s ghost
drifting along the highway
listen to his plea
about those who steal his dignity
lazy, incompetent the myth goes
how uninformed we be
about things we do not see.

The Man Who Howled At The Moon

There was a man who howled at the moon the moon looked down and asked what do you want the man said rid me of my madness and the moon replied your madness is a myth. … [Continue reading]

Mexico City

Sitting in a street in Mexico City half-hidden in the darkness an old woman cradles an infant to her breast. Her gnarled hand rests in the folds of her dress. A man stops. Her arm rises. He drops a few coins into her hand. Only a shadow of … [Continue reading]

Loneliness

When you fill your loneliness with people and you feel empty, perhaps it is your destiny to be alone so that you may be filled with God. … [Continue reading]

Logic

We fashion frameworks in our mind barriers do we build empirically bound limiting the limitless logic draws a continuous line from the known while the unknown flees from us in space and time. … [Continue reading]

Love

To define love is to limit it to limit love is to control it to control love is to abuse it to abuse love is to lose it. … [Continue reading]

Martin Luther King Jr.

I have lingered in your words and felt your presence. How strange that in your spiritual journey your enlightenment became my light and what truths you carried back from the mountain top stand by themselves words of the spirit that speak … [Continue reading]

Aphorisms by Howard Salzman no 35

It is difficult to determine The motive of one who speaks ill of another, Perhaps the inner pain Produces a poison that is unleashed without discretion. We are subject to the sound bites of vulgarity And no matter how much we try to elude … [Continue reading]

Aphorisms by Howard Salzman No. 34

When you consider yourself wise You can be sure in a short time You will realize that you are a fool. The distinction between a fool and an intellectual snob A fool has some notion of his foolishness But the intellectual snob is blinded by his … [Continue reading]