Indoctrinate

do we ever question

the illusion

of culture ?

~

young children

understand

a watch

is still a watch

when upside-down

~

a triangle

is still

a triangle

~

letters, numbers

dictate different rules

~

a letter “p”

becomes a “d”

flipped horizontally

becomes a “b”

~

same shapes

different interpretations

~

we’re all strange symbols

~

First Date

20 years ago

art school

strolling through her space

~

a photocopy on her wall

an italian sculpture titled

dog defecating

~

a massive bronze retriever

curving his body

immortalized forever

~

she chuckled …

isn’t it hilarious

someone went out of their way

to create this

~

I’ve always loved her quirkiness

her unusual sense of humor

~

I had to ask her out

~

Dog Defecating

Small Town Hockey

in canada

hockey was considered

an official religion

~

a player

was traditionally

tough, fast

hard-working

honest, fair

~

the respect

for yourself, your teammates, your opponents

taught important lessons

~

you learned

to win, to lose

with dignity

~

you learned to play

with emotional poise

integrity

~

you learned to play

as a team

believing, trusting

each other

~

sometimes

I don’t know what to believe

~

Hockey As Religion