Tuesday, August 25, 2015

THE UNWANTED



WHAT DARKNESS IS CREEPING INTO OUR BEING

Babies bathroom born into light with eyes not yet open then bagged but not tagged stuffed into a desk drawer, left to freeze behind a closed garage door while mom is inside warm, boxed and placed with the rest of the clutter left to rot for years. Mothers standing mute before the court now finding tears for themselves but still none for the dead daughters and sons. Toddlers, unwatched, open doors and wander away to their dying day. There are laws and places the unwanted can be made safe, dropped off without a word, their lives preserved but what thinking allows for the murder of a healthy newborn kid rather instead of giving the child in to the arms of an agency that will see that it lives? What the fuck is wrong with us, what sort of God damned people have we become?

M Durfee



All of the above child murders immediately post birth mentioned happened, two in the Detroit area, one in Utah and toddlers wander away every day because no who may care is watching them.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

GIVE IT UP NOT IN



IT ISN’T EASY BE RID OF THE EMOTION LONGEST KNOWN

We run—away on so many roads
it is often too hard to tell what
it is exactly we are running from.
Roads named booze, guns,
drugs, money, rights, wrongs,
fun, woe, misery and so many more
that oft times we can’t barely perceive
how fast our feet carry us as we flee.

I know basically what we run from
my dear gentle ones,
fear generally speaking
though that be the simplest answer
it is the easiest one to give in the light of the sun.

I have seen so much fear in them I barely know
and those I hold so dear
yet understand not a whit of it.
I ask with all sincerity to offer me some clarity
on what it is I am supposed to be afraid of?
Of what am I notionally to be scared of?
Am I to take on the demons others dread
when I am certain it’s there
your fears live only inside your own head?

I can see, empathize, but long ago I realized
that the worst of any fear is when
it makes you run away from who you really are.
Forces speed down a road
your understanding is truly
better off walking down slow.

Never run when you can walk,
never walk when you can lean,
never lean when you can sit
never sit when you can lie down.
When it comes to any fear
take the easiest position for you
to think the frightful confusion out.

© M Durfee
8.19.2015


Monday, August 17, 2015

LIFE ISN'T PASSING YOU BY



DON”T WASTE YER TIME A DROWNING

Everywhere people sigh
and
think life’s passing them by,
though that truly be an impossible task
for life to complete. I am not one of those
quite like that—though I do not constantly
look for the shading in colors of the rose
or
try to find why mountains are
a lovely mystery to me.
Just knowing it be so is enough
to satisfy my simple needs.

Accepting the things as they are,
even as they process their becoming,
has filled my life, sometimes to my chagrin.
I found my sight to be wrong
long after I passed the sign BEGINà,
Then old stupid me has to again start anew
to see the thing I am always looking at;
for a nearer view
of the possible false and real true.

No man can honestly say
living was here yesterday
but is gone now today.
Not until after that final breath
that comes with death anyway.
No man can honestly cry
that “life has passed me by!”
All are in the waters
whether they wish or not,
the difference is only found
in swim, float or drown.

No one should be forced
to the last
that’s a givin’ up
before ya even know
what in time can be found
as it floats on past.

© M Durfee
8.17.2015