Breaking News

    Breaking News By Jennifer Ann Johnson   Against a backdrop—indigo and star, Luminous angels appear before men, Ancient Wisdom they proclaim near and far, To shepherds and sheep, to earth and heaven.   Luminous angels appear before men, On a Space-Time night with Tripartite accord, To shepherds and sheep, to earth and heaven,…

Write the Other Way

  “Dover Beach”, Matthew Arnold’s lyric poem, describes the shore at the narrowest part of the English Channel. Dover, on the southeast coast of England in the county of Kent, is famous for its white cliffs and its popular ferry port. The ferry crosses the Strait of Dover to Calais, France. Dover Beach is where Arnold…

Elysium Laundromats

Elysium Laundromats   When you live alone   It all comes together At the Laundromat.   Money-grubbing washers, Flippant dryers, Crossword puzzlers and The carnival ride centrifuges waiting for my quarters.   The envoy of filth makes a “final” appearance, Only to be immersed in the clean waters of Anabaptism.   O, fountain of youth, You left…

Vanishing Point

Vanishing Point (Homage to the brothers and sisters in Christ at Emmanuel AME Church, Charleston, SC, 2015) Lines converged At the front of Emanuel AME church. UnWise Blood, brooding in the back, ran cold. ~~ Lines converged As Emanuel AME-“God with us”-black brother and sisters. Wise Blood sought the unconditional, indiscriminate embrace of the Other.…

Resurrection Doesn’t Stop There

    Heaven   Beyond “Imagine“, There, You Are.   Before me Unbound Substantive Reality, The Living Word Lifted from gilded pages to eternity’s masthead: “Alpha and Omega.”   He now walks among us with beard and white gown, A purple sash hides a pierced side, He is the only Disfigured One among us, The…

Earthquake Day

    Earthquake Day Tremor was always, before ex nihilo showed up out of nowhere. Tremor was there when man finally noticed Big Bang and all of the little Bangs including mathematics, quantum mechanics, knot theory, string theory, radio pulsars, genetics, music, phi, bosons, art and poetry. Tremor gave evolution its genetic problem solving coding.…