Changing Line

Changing Line
© By: Basheesima and Kevin D. Porter

Swimming upstream and struggling onwards
Catch the drops and follow your brothers

Against the currents of Zephyr’s thunder
Wings fanned, dropping asunder

It’s not ours to find
Walking a changing line
You have to alter your mind
Walking a changing line

Swimming upstream, alone with another
Pouring the thoughts, words out of…order

It’s not ours to find
Walking a changing line
You have to alter your mind
Walking a changing line

Rivers seam the oceans mending line
Our worlds are joined to find
Some, some others time…

Catch the way of the other
Join the plight, become water
Changing the day, exploring the border
Delight in spite, without quarter

It’s not ours to find
Walking a changing line
You have to alter your mind
Walking a changing line

It’s not ours to find
Walking a changing line
You have to alter your mind
Walking a changing line

You know what’s yours is mine, walking in different times
You have to alter your mind, walking a changing line

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Blessing or a Curse

Are the mottoes on America’s state license plates a blessing or a curse?
Some of my thoughts…

Florida motto: Sunshine State. Blessing…Sunbathing paradise. Curse…You get burned.

Maine motto: Vacationland. Blessing…A beautiful place. Curse…Tourists, locally referred to as Gappers, who rob you of privacy and tranquility.

Idaho motto: Famous Potatoes. Blessing…Home of Mr. & Mrs. Potato Head. Curse…Body parts can fall off.

California motto: Find yourself here. Blessing…Inner peace. Curse…Maybe you didn’t want to find yourself.

Nevada motto: Wide Open. Blessing…Plenty of room to move around. Curse…Leaving oneself too wide open can really cause problems.

Utah motto: Greatest Snow on Earth. Blessing…Skiing and striking beauty. Curse…Short people go missing in the winter.

Wyoming motto: Like no Place on Earth. Blessing…Very unique and individualistic. Curse…I believe survival OFF Earth is scientifically sketchy.

New Jersey motto: Garden State. Blessing…Flowers, fauna and greenery. Curse…Chemicals, fertilizers, pesticides, etc.

Arkansas motto: The Natural State. Blessing…How great to be Au Naturel. Curse…Sometimes people should keep their clothes on.

District of Columbia motto: Taxation without Representation. Blessing…Their encoded idiom that most of us just guess at what it means. Curse…Their encoded idiom that most of us just guess at what it means.

New Hampshire motto: Live Free or Die. Blessing…Living Free. Curse…You die!!!!!!!

Forest’s Friends

Forest’s Friends
© By: Basheesima

A story
Four parts
Building
High

About a forest’s
Roots, trunks, branches, and leaves
All around
Into the skies

Friends
Growing together
Cherished sounds
Unlocked mysteries

That got lost
Meshed about
Can’t see the ground
In the bird’s eyes

Found
Their sturdier forms
Covered
In all the storms

And bonded
Their living life
Stone by stone
Life

A story, about a forest’s friends
That got lost, found and bonded.

Four parts: roots, trunks, branches, and leaves
Growing together, meshed about
Their sturdier forms, their living life.

Building all around, cherished sounds
Can’t see the ground, covered
Stone by stone.

High into the skies
Unlocked mysteries in the bird’s eyes.
In all the storms—Life.

Plateau World

Plateau World
© By: Basheesima

Exactly where it is
Exactly where it was
Cast up, cast down
All around
Twirling
Like a prism on a string
In a sunset

Streaming rain
Like liquid silver
Falling fast
As a rainbow
Twirling
Like a prism on a string
In a sunset

We’re upside down
On a plateau world
Tossed around
On our plateau world.
It’s twirling
Like a prism on a string
In a sunset

We are our own
They are there
But they are not
What we see
Twirling
Like a prism on a string
In a sunset

Like standing
On a mirror
We’re synchronized, then lost
In a thought
Twirling
Like a prism on a string
In a sunset

We’re upside down
On a plateau world
Tossed around
On our plateau world
It’s Twirling
Like a prism on a string
In a sunset