King of Fools

The King of Fools is a fisherman

of that there is no doubt

because he fishes not for fish

but compliments to brag about.

 

No compliment ever caught

could satisfy an insecure guy

so he might as will fish for fish

at least then he can have a fish fry.

 

[Another contribution from JW.]

I have lived another day

I have drawn the world in dots and lines and created Society’s Storyboards.

I have danced with dreams in the pale moon light while Moon and Stars turned not away.

I have crossed the seven seas with Big Blue Whale surfing rogue and tidal waves.

I have flown with Eagle, Hawk, and Owl with Sky Father’s gift of condor wings.

I have conversed with Mr. Lady Bug, who has learned to love the name.

I have shared my den with two bear cubs when empty tummies made mama go fishing.

I have drunk a thousand kegs of beer and pissed a river of wine.

I have smiled to win a woman and sparked a war instead.

I have run with Wolf in the Great North Woods, and rode atop Turtle’s shell.

I have shot an arrow from cloud-to-cloud to sew a bridal veil.

I have painted face and beat the drum in the world of skin and bones.

I have ridden Pegasus to the land of sand where Wealth weds Poverty.

I have lived another day in the place of my birth: born in the Imagi-Nation.

 

[Another contribution from JW, as I continue to endure medical issues.]

Follow Your Heart

Grandfather
in the Warrior Clan
How do I conquer fear
in order to be brave
in battle?

Listen to what
West Wind tells you
then follow your heart

Grandmother
in the Bird Clan
How do I conquer fear
in order to be brave
in love?

Listen to what
South Wind tells you
then follow your heart

Uncle
in the Buffalo Clan
How do I conquer fear
in order to be brave
in thought?

Listen to what
North Wind tells you
then follow your heart

Brother
in the Otter Clan
How do I conquer fear
in order to be brave
in death?

Listen to what
East wind tells you
then follow your heart

Why have none of you
told me to follow the advice
of the four winds?

Do they know you
better than you know yourself?

 

[Another contribution by JW.]