Panel from 1923 book (see title page just below)

A profile here at Medium becomes a repository of one’s opinions about many things. This is the first prose article I have posted, though I have posted over 500 comments to articles posted by others concerning various topics. In the future, I plan on posting more articles, but I figured it would be useful for any reader to know that I am a man of faith. I have practiced the Buddhism of Nichiren Daishonin together with the organization known as the SGI since 1973. I was born in 1955. This practice has a profound philosophic basis, but ultimately I do…

Image of Painting by Craig Tracy, New Orleans, owned by Kobe Macionnrachtaigh

Mexican wood carving owned by author
Mexican wood carving owned by author
Mexican wood carving owned by author

Merciful Lies

Tell me some merciful lies
I miss you
I’ve been trying to forget you
But I can’t
I just can’t because I love you

Tell me you have met the man of your dreams.
A younger, more beautiful man.
A man also willing and able to take care of you and your family.
A man who is a tender lover
A man who makes you regret not having a good lover all these years.

Tell me some merciful lies.
Tell me so I can stop imagining you alone.
As you care, and care, and care some more, for everyone else.
While you neglect…

Michael Murphy

SGI Buddhist, Loves Irish and Latin American Literature, History buff, knows a great deal about Medicare

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