may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Daintree Rainforest (Far North Queensland)
i had left the Youth Hostel for a walk on a thin trail
Canopy of tall trees covering me.Birdcalls slicing green air.
Chills on the back of my neck.I am being watched!
I say to myself how few animals are human sized-
few kangaroos,pythons,predators.My species rules!
Yet still this feeling..I turn my head ..slowly..gently
See the colored topknot of a six foot tall cassowary behind me
Get that electric feeling of red light danger-their Stone Age beak
can splice a spine to pieces,especially when defending their nests
I retreat from Iraq/Afghanistan,knowing this is not my habitat
Slowly retrace my steps pre-invasion.Seek peace
and a cup of tea,having gained a true story,with no lives lost in the telling..

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