Saturday, December 27, 2008

Stronger And Rarer



To those who 'pine gentle is weak -
may I remind
roughness may be weakness,
often a cloak,
sometimes armor for body and soul.

Does toughness dwell
at the surface?
Is it always a shell?
Or is it hard to tell for certain
just as it is unwise
to generalize such matters?

The gentle instead
don no metal,
in fact are barer.
Courageous I'd say,
stronger and rarer.


Stronger And Rarer
~ NoxAlio ~

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

contention




job
field
career
-- vocation

work
pursuit
racket
-- profession

wage
debt
expense
-- affliction

craft
hobby
whimsy
-- invention

books
music
snapshots
-- obsession

plans
feats
exploits
-- expression

wants
needs
desires
-- compulsion

stress
balance
conflict
-- contention


contention
~ noxalio ~

Sunday, December 21, 2008

chips and cookies




chips and cookies,
screens and dialogs,
readers,
players,
articles and blogs.

boots and loads,
searches and scrolls,
webs,
services,
spiders
and trolls.

icons and fonts,
cuts and pastes,
malware,
viruses,
trash cans
and wastes.

links and lists,
charts and trends,
emails,
chats,
networks
and friends.



chips and cookies
~ noxalio ~

Thursday, December 18, 2008

it used to be fun




it used to be fun
to weave strands
of zeros and ones;

now the fun is gone
though demand
for new stands abound.

it used to be fun
~ noxalio ~

Sunday, December 7, 2008

not warm, genial





not warm, genial
not (critical and dour)
kin, mate or foe

not ample, abundant
not (lacking and rare)
spring, fall and more

not calm, tranquil
not (sour and surly)
nits, lice and all

not light, bright
not (dismal and dark)
noon, night and dawn

not civil, content
not (rash and brash)
soon, late and when

not right, congruous
not (awkward and wrong)
still, now and then


not warm, genial
~ noxalio ~