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Learning to Die/Fly

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  Nearly four years ago, I was working as a chaplain at JPS Hospital in Fort Worth. The downtown level one trauma center was often a wild place to be. On a relatively sleepy Sunday afternoon, we got word that an airplane crash victim from Roanoke was being flown in. I’ll never forget what he […]

Poetics for a King

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  The Pledge Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance What for? What does it mean? What will my standing say? I only pledge allegiance to God alone I don’t have allegiance to any nation How can a follower of Jesus pledge allegiance to a nation? I especially find it hard to have allegiance to […]

poetics under fire or verse written with my son sitting on me on a flight to dallas-fort worth

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  bart bart screamed out and everyone told him not to shout the one they called crazy blind man screamed out and go to see again we will not open the eyes of the blind until we scream out about the oppression we find the sign everyone demands a sign from god but perhaps the […]

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