Imhotep Wept



Concrete, steel, broken roads and sidewalks that go nowhere

Walmart Shoppers and Gunhumpers  standing beer belly to jowls at the corner store

where you can still buy beef jerkey  and pickles from a fly speckled plastic jar.

Trucks belching diesel fumes,country music,  cheap after shave and aqua net-” Beep

Beep, git outta my way! ‘Murica First y’all!” the trucks cry out to uncaring traffic


You can build roads that will take you to anywhere you want to go,  houses and buildings that will sing and talk and keep you warm and cool you off on the hottest of days.


you can build a ruin on purpose and call it a home.

Imhotep wept, can’t we do better than that?

PHOTO A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso


Trees- they’ve had enough of  getting carved up and chopped down and disrespected.

At least, that’s what it looked like to me when I ran into these trees a few months ago.

I think they have plans.


Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

My Dearest Bones

Photo By Moscoso/Casey

J.L.Moscoso-my Grandaughter in-


“Alas poor Yorick, I knew him well.”
Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 1

This phrase occurs in Hamlet, a popular play by William Shakespeare. The main character Hamlet says this phrase when he is with Horatio, speaking to the gravedigger. He looks around the dead bodies and finds the skull of Yorick, the royal jester. Considering the skull, Hamlet speaks as if Yorick is alive before him, uttering these words in Act-V, Scene-I, “Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio: a fellow/ of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.”


I Thought I Heard Screaming

I was out for a walk

and on my walk is a gully full of trees.

I decided to take a few pictures because it’s a pretty spot surrounded by scab of careless city planning and as I was doing that I thought I heard something.

It took me a minute, but I figured that all I was hearing were some noisy birds, some cars and a few barking dogs. But you know that wasn’t it, that wasn’t what I was hearing.

It nagged at me. I couldn’t figure out what that ‘almost’  sound was.

So to distract myself, I decided to check out the pictures I had grabbed and that’s  when I noticed that the trees in my pictures were covered with vines.

The vines are thick and nasty looking and I think, from what I’ve recently , they can kill those trees.

Now I think I know what I was hearing.

I think  I heard screaming.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Photo A.M. Moscoso