Each tap a whisper,

Each stroke a purpose,

Telling their story through many instruments,

The keyboard,

The pen,

That random piece of pencil stuck behind your ear,

Every tool has a strength,

A weakness that fights through each written word,

It`s all there, all done,

Every one discovered,

Every one used,

Only its mysteries are left for you.



Diction(nary) problems

Let’s skim through

Some big bound book with hundreds of words

And choose find

The one that fits in every glance

Then realize

It’s not the same on the other side

Bilingual dictionaries

Only the pain that bilinguals understand

Why is it there?

But not on the other side?

There’s supporter on one side

But no supporter on the other

It says soutenir . 

Instrumental Problem

It’s there

ideas flowing from gray matter

I can feel it, pulsing-wanting to be let out

How can I? When I can barely write what I think onto paper

from mind to pen  pen to paper connections lost

I wish it otherwise, let it fly

Change pens, I have tried

Change books I have tried

Type on slow keyboards, watch as my fingers fumble

what instrument conducts the mind

better than a pen?



Blank yellow haze chased the blue skies away

Prevent Fires

Stick your head out the window.

What do you see?

Gleaming towers far away?

Towering green trees?

Or just a blanket of yellow haze,

That hangs lower when the heat comes,

Suffocating everything in smoke,

Beijing was bad,

Now its here in Vancouver,

Chasing the blue to Paradise

Fires burning, no joke.

Don’t smoke in trails.

Please prevent fires,

Hundreds are displaced.

Being Bitten

Bug bites are never fun

With the terrors of West Nile Virus,

Malaria, Tick fuelled terror,

I think a mosquito bite is fairly deadly,

Little red bumps that don’t itch,

But I scratch at them,

Then they swell into horrors,

The size of  toes,

Horribly red, and so annoying,

Yet I scratch and make them worse,

Four on my leg, one in the crook of my elbow,

Come on, I only wore dark pants!

Being bitten by a bug,

How could I go like this?