we have a sickness, gun violence…

“child” enso

ink & acrylic on paper


again, more lives gunned down.

17 young people dead.

does this hurt? is their #empathy within our hearts?

the Second Amendment states, “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

this is not what is going on here.

much of this country has a sickness – fear, anger, aggression, isolation, self-preservation at the cost of other life.

our young are dying and we are only asking to have an authentic conversation about legitimate and fair gun regulation. and once again we are told this isn’t the time. it wasn’t after the other shootings either…still waiting.

#enough #GunControl #GunRegulation #now #ChooseLife #TheLongArc #PlantingSeeds #child #Enso #JMWart

Still Life…

Still Life


“Life is precious and fleeting. Pay attention.”
~ Seido Ray Ronei


“Still Life”

this moment to breathe
when all soon will fade away
feel the sun and wind

this moment to love
when all soon will fade away
keep open, in haste

this moment to live
when all soon will fade away
death, there is no end

moment by moment
this moment is all there is
do not, do not waste!

 ~ j

the only truth we have…

the only truth we have…

all is empty

waves come and gone

suns risen and set

worlds end
as new ones begin

all of what i know
is that i don’t

whether the stars
are here
gone tomorrow

even as if they
gone today

and may be

in some

all i really see
are distant memories
and futures
yet to manifest

but i am here
in this moment
in this


breathe with me
my love


let our hearts beat
this once
together in rhythm

in the harmony
of right now

the only truth we have

by jaysen matthew waller
©2010 Jaysen Matthew Waller