Archive for the ‘2014’ Category

2014-06-04 – Sweet Mystery

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
When you force things, reality tears.
And when you don't push to change things,
   reality forms around you in stone.
The Second Law leads us to dissipation,
   and all that saves us is that we want to be more. 
Yea, though I walk through the valley of death,
   there is nothing I can do but resist.
To sit in the middle of all of this,
   and see it clearly is the only peace.
We are missiles launched in an arc towards death
   and our denial of the fact causes us to miss the show.
What sweet mystery is this that we are born into,
   we may never know.

Montreal, Canada

— Copyright 1965-2016 by Dennis Gallagher —

2014-07-23 – House of Cards

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
Those who paint pictures of our world
   have as much skill as those who shape it.
The shadows of the moving swords
   and all the Machiavellian intents
end rendered as the moving images
   on our TV screens and in our novels.
Our entertainments becomes our mirrors
   writ clear by the artist's skill.
The art that can be made from such shadow plays
   reveals our endless technical skills
but do these artists reveal what is hidden
   to awaken us 
or merely to demonstrate
   their dominance of their media?

23 Jul 2014
Vancouver, Canada 

— Copyright 1965-2016 by Dennis Gallagher —

2014-08-13 – Straight to the Heart

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
Straight to the Heart

There is no amount of suppression
that can equal the simple expedient
of desensitizing a fear
out of existence. 


— Copyright 1965-2014 by Dennis Gallagher —