Archive for the ‘Humanity’ Category

Marita Koch, Marlies Göhr

We humans are inconsistent,

none of us truly machines.

(Yet, s/he expects … … of me!)

Athletes typically only run their records once.

But surely when they take to the track,

they’re doing the best they can,

in that given time and place.

Likewise, us.

And thus:

As Bolt’s 9.58,

each genuine performance,

yours and mine,

let’s celebrate,


Our humanity.

We do what we can.


(To be continued…)








Beautiful flowers

grow in a trash heap.

Weeds flourish

in prepared garden beds.

Nature, or humans…

Who decides what is art

and what belongs where?