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.
flame dancing in rain
unavoidable, the quelch
spiders running scared
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.
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
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
Allow every part of you to exist
do not resist
breathe softly inward and out
find nothing to think about
give big and take small
as one, we live, all
swimming through the soup
of linguistic lentils
plucking from the group
of defective mentals
keeping up with changes
as best I can
even what deranges
this shell of a man