residence

in the darkest corners of each heart
lies a goblin prepared to rip it apart

deep within all souls
the hollowest and most nefarious of holes

black and tar-like
wielding a rusty spike

keeping warmth and love at bay
are all the falsehoods it may say

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Omonko

na te sema ha’o ke haua’ihue ma kaliponyahue talapua
I have returned from three weeks in Hawaii and California.

ke kemulo nye emyanko tsakahue nayo malahuye
The experiences were horrible because of what was happening at home.

na ke yomali pako nukuhu
I loathe each new day.

na ke kyo’a ua yesa unyapatse
It seems I cannot know peace or quiet.

na ke tlatso nayo omonko
I ponder my limited time.

Wet

flame dancing in rain
unavoidable, the quelch
spiders running scared

Kala phrase

tla ke yanonketle kapya yo tla ke yesa tloyatli
4sg O avoid-NEG-REL accept if.X.then.Y 4sg O peace discover-FUT
In accepting the inevitable, one finds peace.

Picard quote

etla nahe huye tayo huta anyom te umua ma eno tahe amak nola temuyek ke pala nya tlaka tamaha
P.4sg within deep 2s.GEN bury year.PL of pain and anger under | never nurture-PST-NEG O able for man good-AUG

itla ke to nya tlana elamya nya maha
this O way for person become-CAUS for more

Buried deep within you, beneath all the years of pain and anger, there is something that has never been nurtured: the potential to make yourself a better man. And that is what it is to be human. To make yourself more than you are. – Captain Jean-Luc Picard

Lao Tzu quote


tanako uasan polik kue tanapako omak
fight-AG skill-ADJ be.violent-NEG as fight-ABIL-AG roar-NEG
A skillful soldier is not violent, an able fighter does not rage. — Lao Tzu

gifts

no I don’t want fifty thousand bonus miles
you can keep your latest trending styles

there are no deals
that I think of as steals

I’m do not need the next gadget
I’ve been just fine ’til now without it

give me a day without bings or bells
a moment without noises or smells

turn off all of the machines
bless the silence and all of the in-betweens