Saturday, October 20, 2018

a love story

begun with a desert promise
sealed with a kiss
love like bombs bursting in air
strong enough to crush a
national anthem
on both knees
the stirrings of eternity
magic dipping its toe
into ripples of the unknown
they plunged
they dared
they believed
they kissed some more

Friday, October 19, 2018

that funky time
when tears of sadness
with tears of joy

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

do you really want to be with me
or are you just to afraid to leave me
do you dance naked in the moonlight
or curl up with a wool blanket, socks on
can you join the revolution
or will you find another show
on netflix
click, click, click
as life passes by

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

trust me, he said
as he drove the back plow
that dozed over the sturdy embankment
of endless
memories and dreams...
now mere pebbles
lining the river's shore
enduring the hostile, wicked stream

Friday, September 7, 2018

i sit before the lonely man
wno tells me
that he lost his father in the holocaust
that i too
mourn for his father
and for every father mother and child
lost in every holocaust across the world
across time
i weep every time a child's limb
is torn from her body
the violent carnage that rips our guts
and tries to steal our souls

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The mother sings
as feet dance in unison
around the table

The mother hears them wail
when the earth moves
and there is nowhere left
for their feet

The mother knows
when silence is broken

and suffers
when she takes the children home

when the mother is angry

everyone should run for their lives

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

the first kiss

wild reckless abandon
soulful passion
only one language 
when the heart speaks

no boundaries
no borders
truth envelops
and the body says yes

to love

Sunday, June 3, 2018


Friday, June 1, 2018

I have a client originally from Nairobi. She has been here since she was about 8, living in toronto and found herself involved with some bad men. she fled to london and sought out help. i left her for a moment.
when i came back she had a strange smile. then she said 'you have been to africa'. 'yes', i said, 'how did you know?'... 'you left your shoes', she said...'and the elephants'....i explained to her that i've never been very good at keeping my shoes on and that the elephants are my ancestors.
she said 'i can tell that your spirit is good. i feel safe'.
i was wearing my flip flops from tanzania...the ones that the local shoe cobbler thought i was crazy for paying $60 to have re soled...i had worn them out. he told me they weren't worth that much. i told him they were worth that and more and to please just do the fucking work. not one bead has ever fallen off. my magic shoes.
at the school board i would have been written up for wearing footwear that violated a policy...funny how life they helped me save a woman's life.

Friday, May 25, 2018

It's a beautiful day in the neighbourhood.
The sun is shining!
Mommy and Ella wake up.
Mommy makes coffee.
The coffee tastes good.
Mommy bought it from a nice Ethiopian man.
Mommy and Ella decide to walk to the river.
Mommy and Ella like the river.
Mommy lets Ella off her leash because Ella is a good girl.
Ella runs and plays.
See Ella play.
Play, Ella, play!
Ella rolls in a dead fish.
See Ella roll.
Mommy frowns.  
Mommy tries to put the leash on Ella.
See Ella run.
See Ella run.
Where is the police man to tell Ella to stop?
Mommy thinks he is too fat to run anyway.
See Mommy run without her bra  while clutching her coffee.
See Mommy's breasts go up and down and up and down.
See Mommy wave to the Helgas.
See Mommy's coffee spill.
See Ella run.
Mommy finally gets Ella home.
Now Ella is a wet dog.
Mommy is wet too.
Mommy needs another coffee.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

I love dancing with you, your breath on my cheek
feeling your heart next to mine

sometimes the way you look at me
the way you see me
your love
it overwhelms me
and i am gone
into your arms
My Sunday Sermon for y'all...a cop once told me 'we know you hate cops, Wendy' which I replied 'You're wrong....I don't hate cops. What I hate is abuse of power, and I will speak up and act out against that until my last breath'. Hamas, no Hamas, PA, no PA, what Israel is doing is WRONG and it must be stopped. There is no peace without justice. I do this work because in spite of ourselves, I still believe in humanity. I believe in love. I believe in reconciliation. Not standard issue government reconciliation, but in the reconciliation that comes when you stand to face to face with another and are able to say 'I see you. I hear you. I believe you. I am sorry.' Israel is nothing but a Zionist lie, perpetuated by greed, anger, fear and bloodlust. It hides behind Judaism like a human shield. The face of Zionism takes many forms in today's world. Know it. Recognize it. Speak out about it. Don't get caught in the propaganda war. Live your truth.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Be slow, my aching heart
remember humanity
as you approach the woman
with mud on her feet
cleansing in rain puddles
clear your mind and look twice
before assuming she is homeless
and needing your help
and not just out looking for morels
on a muddy saturday morning

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

On Trump...

i just actually don't fucking get it
what is wrong with humans
are we that starved for meaning in our own lives
that we allow this sick disgusting drama to continue
to unfold??
like seriously what the fuck
too many cornflakes and blue pills and rulers??
what the actual fucking fuck....
people wonder why i'm bombastic
and keep breaking the rules

because this world deserves what it gets now
stupid motherfuckers

Saturday, April 28, 2018


truth stands naked
vulnerable and alone
shaking, shuddering
searching for home

our breath sometimes shallow
words caught in our throat
fumbles and missteps
a part of the road

our humanity before us
letting go of the past
embracing a future
where only love lasts

good hearts and good minds
will shine the light
for those who stand tall
and take up the fight

lift up your sister
together we are strong
because if we try
we can do no wrong

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

For Dave and Velvet

secret nights
for the weirdos
come in from the storm

forget it all
no responsibility
no accountability

just ecstasy and rhythm
and the world goes away

just me and you now
flowing melodies
folding dreams

take me with you
into your secret world
lead me into your garden
of snowdrops and curls

time is endless
tell the old lady i crashed
and dance here with you
while we play and get smashed

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

a bath in the rain
is what the world craves
tender loving wet kisses
against hungry bodies
crying for tenderness

Monday, February 26, 2018

dear amurika
the world sees you
for the pathetic mess that you are
rise up

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

looking down the hole in a toilet
in a madrid hotel near the airport
i flush the shit from my soul
no longer chained to the starving refugee of my mind
bold and loud is how i will live this day and everyone that comes after
my elixir of life poured for me like my first lsd trip
full of possibility and uninhibited
scared but knowing there is no other way
down the rabbit hole and into the woods
breadcrumbs be damned
there is no turning back