Author Archives: Mario A. Pita

Rehearsal

A grassy, steep slope helps me exercise not just my muscles but my soul as well, for I imagine You, unseen by eyes, as if you pulled me up from death and hell. The bottom of the hill becomes the … Continue reading

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Deepening Faith

Like one submerged sees through a periscope the land and sky that lie above the waves, I had a vision that has given hope that there is life for us beyond our graves. I have believed since I have faintly … Continue reading

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Listeners

The mockingbird that sings before the dawn is unaware I am his audience as he pours out his tune above the lawn while perched upon a tree or else a fence. Although he sings to say the place is his, … Continue reading

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Sparrow Conversation

A bunch of sparrows chatting in a shrub fell silent as you walked with your dog by, as if the chit-chat in their gossip hub were secret, and you maybe were a spy. When you had passed, their lively talk … Continue reading

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Shadowboxing

Your shadow popped in front of you one night and startled you as though it were a threat, a robber with whom which you’d have to fight, but they turned out to be a silhouette. And then you thought that … Continue reading

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Brokenness

While looking at a broken floral pot, I wondered whether I should throw it out to give the flower seeds that I had bought a fresh, unbroken place for them to sprout. Yet I decided that despite some cracks, some … Continue reading

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Deities

You don’t believe that atheists exist for though some say they don’t believe in God, you know that all, despite what they insist, revere some deity, though that sounds odd: for some the god is comfort, money, fun, some others … Continue reading

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