Once upon a time, contemporary
education seemed certain, illusorily  
promising a future which seemed to assure
particular hopes of common interests, in
addition to our individual requirements

Workplace talk, the kind we overlooked
to get a job, to keep a job—those danger signs  
we learned to absorb, to ascribe the root
to our own fault, to absolve under duress

Presaged today’s immoral politics
which play against humanity

That ‘modern-day’ teaching no longer exists  
except on a side to pick, which further
isolates what people may be at
some time in their existence.

Poems & Poetic Prose


“Talking politics at work – why it’s a bad idea and how to prevent it”
“GOP platform through the years shows party’s shift from moderate to conservative”
I know what woodbine is, thank you very much.

A Light of Some Kind
Artwork by Sam Heydt


5 thoughts on “Presage”

    1. Yes . . . and although it’s always been . . . effortful (to be light), we should expect progress. Thank you, Joyce 💙

      “Every inch of the existence of mankind, from birth to death, was to be a bargain across a counter. And if we didn’t get to Heaven that way, it was not a politico-economical place, and we had no business there.”
      ― Charles Dickens, Hard Times

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    1. Yes, always . . . Thank you ✨

      “‘Is the spring coming?’ he said. ‘What is it like?’

      ‘It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine, and things pushing up and working under the earth.’”

      ~Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden.


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