How Questions

How can one be led astray from idols 
of desire that never existed?

How many bodies must be thrown on
sticks of dynamite before all are safe?

How do men who make flat pizza become 
rich enough to name stadiums?

How is freedom found between feedings,
cutting the grass and walking the dog?

Corporate customer service wastes
how many hours of my precious life?

Imagine Gentleness

"Imagine," I said, "a nature walk
with no restrictions and no boundaries."

She added, "And no signs placed 
on poorly marked pathways
demanding, Keep Off The Grass."

I said, "And to stroll with a new cadence
and an extraordinary rhythm and energy."

She added, "Though not all of us 
are as skilled as Epimenides
in the ways of the gods."

I offered, "All the more reason to save
my tears for saving daughters."

She said, "Remember: Let your 
gentleness be known to everyone."

Resurrection Questions

Gospel of Matthew

No questions

Gospel of Mark

Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?

Gospel of Luke

Why do you look for the living among the dead?
What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?
Do you not know about the things that have taken place?
What things?
Was it not necessary that the Messiah should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?
Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?
Why are you frightened?
Why do doubts arise in your hearts?
Have you anything here to eat?

Gospel of John

Woman, why are you weeping?
Whom are you looking for?
Have you believed because you have seen me?
Friends, do you have any fish?
Do you love me?  Do you love me?  Do you love me?
If it is my will that he remain, what is that to you?

Book of Acts

Why do you just stand here looking up toward heaven?


The metrics show a decrease in privilege
despite more attention being paid
to differences incenting niceness.

Uncomfortable work reversing trends 
of excellence in response to being
screwed fails once again.

Victims of the same pedagogical
systems which teach downward
mobility remain enthralled.

We kid ourselves by filling our garages
with used mattresses thinking
Jefferson's meritocracy has arrived.

Great thoughts remain small behind
curtains while little men control
the levers of work and play.


...Suggest that tradition must be respected at all times.  
...Campaign endlessly for stewardship of the heart.
...Believe evening walks should only go around the block.
...Take out the garbage in every letter written.
...Cry, There are so many adversaries.
...Walk past the gravestones of the blessed souls.
...Reckon hope to be only a prologue to the day.
...Recklessly hoard prosperity for sunny days.
...Propose sole purposes for existence.
...Hold shares to profit from created misery.
...See no excellence in the idea of diversity.
...Create victims of downward-pushing systems.
...Rejoice in days where nothing happens.