The Capitol Rotunda, circular hall, immense dome,

and at its eye, a massive fresco:

The Apotheosis of George Washington, the President

rising to the heavens. A dangerous vision –

above the people and playing at God.



Dark Night of the Soul

moon blue tree


Forgotten in the lilies of the day

are the night’s terrors of the soul.

No mystic, not a believer, simple soul,

without divine connection, floating lightly and free,

a butterfly toiling and spinning at blooms.


Inspired by The Dark Night of the Soul  by St. John of the Cross.