ebbortz

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

earth note 106

april 1989

93 degrees 93 percent humidity
bannasan
suratthani province thailand
raises a mountain cliff
of clouds & rainbows
equator rock tear leaving
a few nerves upended
just after ditching my bicycle
at the base
to get a better view

a spontaneous jolt
to even go there
that sunday
hot-under-the-collar road
down from the stalls & markets
of suratthani city
rolling past sweet coconut
smell
of a sun steeped in orange blaze
a couple of tuk-tuks sped out around me
a field of farmers hold their scythes
in resignation

avoiding the straight-up rock face
cathedral without priests
i soak with the rainforest
of miniature buddhas

--- e b bortz

Sunday, June 03, 2007

kayak dragon boat adam

plays the china card
allegheny rigor mortis of history
will ignite tomorrow’s blue haze
a story awaits a muse

let sumac & grass
sprout in rusted hulls
of old coal barges
as we cut the wake
on a distant point
see crumbling pilings
abandoned fuel tanks
speak haiku morning
visualize
yet another dawn

--- e b bortz

Friday, June 01, 2007

gross power disparity

take your pick
war
poverty
injustice
pollution
media
elections

corporate hegemony
or
grassroots democracy
control
forget dem/repub focus groups
greenwashy middle ground

a thousand shoulders
move the boulders

--- e b bortz