Beyond The Self

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War …

If consciousness were to exist
  beyond the self

What opinions
  might it change

Can something exist outside its
  own space

Can something be something
  it’s not

Is time the new slave
  to the master it birthed

Can the end
  be started again

Can the future or past,
  exist on their own

Can the present
  be something untouched

Can you believe what the facts
 will disprove or disclaim

With reflection beyond logic
  and guilt

Can you teach what you’ve learned
  in spite of yourself

Can your silence
  tame the mountainous roar

(Villanova Pennsylvania: November, 2016)