Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sacrifice (Poetry)

Artwork by: Herb Kawainui Kane
Simplistic beauty suffers
Hidden by complex covers
This is the plague that kills mothers and limits lovers

But she preaches to a naked choir
Telling them to baptize their desires in fire
And at the altar lies the ashes...
Of that 1 Timothy 6:10 passage

-Jon Chambers

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ignorant DNA (Poetry)

Artwork by: Corina Chirila
Where am I?
How did I get here?

This is what I would’ve uttered
as a newborn if language
was not yet foreign to me.

For years I asked these questions
For years I received answers

All of a sudden everything clicked
Until the data began to conflict
I was guided by authority’s false sense of leisure
Little did I know that they didn’t know either

-Jon Chambers

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Future Me Part 2 (Poetry)

Artwork by: Giovanni Rapiti
The moments are fleeting.
Everything I’ve ever known is slowly being
dismantled and reconstructed.
But nothing in this life was ever permanent.
The change is welcome.
Fighting it would lead to a war with my future self
which will soon manifest itself in the present.
And I’m an advocate for peace
So me and my future can never compete

-Jon Chambers