Author: Michael Parks

A Woman is a World

 

Somewhere to the left
And a little bit high
Just out of reach
From the average guy

 

Even if one got close
There is a mystery
A circular maze
A lot of history

 

If one navigates that
Things become more real
Closer to the center
Of the moving wheel

Here she lives and breathes
With a lot of moving parts
Children, home, and work
Tending many hearts

Onward, go…!

The universe has shifted once more and I am the recipient of a gift… more time to write and more reasons to write. So what’s it like? I feel the pulse of the characters, the deck beneath their feet, the…

Coming up on the 2nd year

In August it will have been 2 years since I started Starshine. As I pointed out in previous entries, the political upheaval since last year has been a major detractor from my drive for writing. Like a deer caught in…

Just the Beginning

And I thought it was bad in October of last year when the corrupt Democrats cheated Bernie Sanders of the chance of becoming president. The surprise election of Donald Trump and the ensuing gorging on America by the greediest men…

Most of us, no matter what we say, are walking in the dark, whistling in the dark. Nobody knows what is going to happen to him from one moment to the next, or how one will bear it. This is irreducible. And it’s true of everybody. Now, it is true that the nature of society is to create, among its citizens, an illusion of safety; but it is also absolutely true that the safety is always necessarily an illusion. Artists are here to disturb the peace.

JAMES BALDWIN