Dear Open Saloners:
I don't come here much, but I have an announcement to make and I couldn't think of a better place to put it. (This will also appear on Orphans of Open Salon on Facebook, so I am addressing both groups at once.)
Some of you will remember me as SageMerlin from Open Salon. I used the sagemerlin account to publish my poetry and Alan Milner for my prose.
I just had one of those possible end of life health scares and, while I am not yet completely out of…Continue
Something about Steve's passing has triggered something in me that likes to write poetry. I can't quite explain that, but I feel as though some emotional constipation has been released somehow....but I don't publish poetry on Facebook and Satya asked me to post this one here for people to read.
let us murder our memories together
assassinate the histories behind us
raze the ground on which the present stands
and make mock of future's aspirations
This article began as a post on Facebook. It is being posted here as requested by KosherSalaam. Comments will be appreciated.
I get most of my best ideas when I am involved with water. Today, while I was watering the garden, just after putting in a load of wash, I was suddenly struck by the realization that Donald Trump IS NOT A BUSINESSMAN.
He's a deal maker. He buys and sells things. He doesn't make anything other than deals.
Every single business he has…Continue
Some years ago, when David and Mel lost Richard, I wrote the following poem for them. Now that Open Salon is gone, on the theory that David might want to read it again, I am reposting it here. It was originally called The Final Muster, but I have renamed it....
Restless days, sleepless lights,
Remembering happier days
Before you got the word that
The enemy has broken through again
You rally your…Continue