Category Archives: bearing witness

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***bearing witness: they are just… waves***

bearing witness

to the drama

the exhaustion


the blame

the hurt

find someone to weigh upon

to give a prop


sometimes they are just waves

gentle little waves

the wake of the passing boat

on a steamy afternoon

it was just being a boat

that is what it is. that is what it does.

not intending any harm on the shore

just being a boat.


would you ask a boat to not pass?

a motorboat to use an oar?

to share the same space yet to not exist?



***bearing witness: twisted world/cold branches ***

Twisted World/Cold Branches


My recollection is fuzzy

but it cannot be erased

i know what happened


The trees

the sky

the birds

bear witness


***bearing witness: nighttime surveillance***

if a tree falls in the woods

and no one is there to hear it?

did it actually fall?


this goofy cliche has been in my head

it came up as a joke

but the truth is

someone is ALWAYS there to observe

i can only imagine this phrase was created to serve the needs

of a sociopathic narcissist

because isn’t it obvious that

the sky bears witness

the insects bear witness

the birds bear witness

how convenient to think another being doesn’t lurk in the shadows

and that any crime can go undetected?


oftentimes people think they get away with their actions

they claim ignorance

say you are too sensitive

shift the blame

and manipulate the naivety of another.

when a gesture was omitted. out of spite

i saw the spite.

I might not have recognized it until later.

but I never forgot.

I saw the intent.

when a hardship was put upon another. out of spite.

i saw the spite.

and so there is always someone to bear witness

to the jealousy. to the spite.


under the cover of dark

using my infrared camera

and my infrared flash

i blended with the landscape

but i came and went nearly undetected

i have the proof

of the things that seemed hidden

forever saved

in 0’s and 1’s

in a language that is irrefutable.