Category Archives: Poetry

Count verbs and nouns

Count your story’s verbs and nouns one set looks ahead one is dying :- Doug.

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pushes us outside

Storytelling pushes us outside of today :- Doug.

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Story has a longer touch

Story has a longer touch than do we garden Gilgamesh Odysseus :- Doug.

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In a plaited world

In a plaited world all causes inter-weave no story changes humanity the fabric our species weaves requires every thread :- Doug.

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I try not to have goals

I try to not have goals to move beyond outcomes —short sight— to with for the sake of with :- Doug.

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Beyond messages

Together this we can do beyond messages beyond outcomes communing :- Doug.

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Setting out to serve

Setting out to serve humanity’s grandchildren we know not what and whom we will meet :- Doug.

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know, finally know

How will we go if we know, finally know we’ll never arrive? :- Doug.

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will not know when

In this work we will not know when we have arrived for when are we human? :- Doug.

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Make believe

Make believe for something like it will be :- Doug.

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Hung up on results

Don’t get hung up on results Care mightily about reaching across :- Doug.

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at the speed of clouds

at the speed of clouds unnoticed we move we morph :- Doug.

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Not our hope

It’s not our hope just where we work :- Doug.

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discovering bread

Finding poems discovering bread :- Doug.

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flour egg milk leaven heat

Doing the things that’s the way to be caught when death comes calling nor accomplishing for that guarantees disappointment flour egg milk leaven heat and waiting eating together being by turns :- Doug.

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centuries off

The destinations centuries off nor do we know :- Doug.

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we imagine we steer

Given a paddle as we embark we imagine we steer and empower yet :- Doug.

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