Wonderments and Such

Wonderments and Such

Children should discover
the tales of Robin Hood
Hansel and Gretel
Snow White

and many others of course,
but also,

they need to visit beaches
and get down on their knees to play

in the sand.

For it is there they will
begin to imagine

how many uncountable grains of sand
there must be clinging around the edges of
the world.

And thus, when they turn their
gaze to the night sky

they will also
how many stars
there must be illuminating all corners of the

And so too,
these story tellings,
these imaginings,
these wonderments,

will help them look
and examine themselves

with a much greater
sense of humility.
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Taken Hostage

Taken Hostage

No matter
how determined i am
to tell my story,

the characters,
within a few pages,

untie my shoelaces,
hijack my mind,
blindfold my eyes,

and urge me down a path
(spear point to the back)

neither Marco Polo,
nor Meriwether Lewis,
nor Google

have ever seen before.
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