Monthly Archives: February 2012

~just like father~

~soon after the turn of the century~ ~Quodlibet won the Marija Cerjak award~ ~for avant-garde/experimental writing~ ~Quodlibet was then published by Howling Dog Press in its Omega series. The entire epic piece will be available in print from Howling Dog … Continue reading

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~crow~

~hear them gathering~ ~ebon wings aflutter~ ~they peck dreams from the eyes of the dead~ ~darklings & spider things~ ~hop-strutting~ ~carcass to carcass~ ~irreverent~ ~devilish & amused~ ~at what passes for life~ ~& death~ ~as if there is a difference~ … Continue reading

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~gathering descent~

~here one minute~ ~gone the next~ ~my youngest son creates clone videos~ ~snaps characters in with his fingers~ ~amazing to watch his work on you tube~ ~zoodious he calls himself~ ~I have seen many people snap out~ ~very few snap … Continue reading

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~actions speak~

~a thin man stepped into the cafe~ ~neat & snappy~ ~stiff of gait he stopped~ ~his head hardly turned~ ~as he took in his surroundings~ ~marked a table & went to it~ ~straightened its four chairs~ ~place settings & napkins~ … Continue reading

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~A Vanishing Face~

~it very nearly breaks my heart~ ~every time my brother goes to prison~ ~the first time was the worst~ ~he had a wife & baby son on the outside~ ~we were young & I wondered~ ~how he would survive that … Continue reading

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~time lords~

~the bell rings~ ~we march off to church~ ~momma said get on the bus~ ~the bell sounds~ ~we turn our spoons over~ ~the screws count them before~ ~they return us to our cells~ ~toot-toot goes his horn~ ~the bartender boss~ … Continue reading

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~fell victim~

~I saw a bunch o’ citizens~ ~doing “the crawl” on a downtown street~ ~it was skid-row when I was rockin’ & rollin’~ ~now they call it lodo~ ~cops erect chain-link barriers~ ~to protect the rich drunks~ ~firemen spray their puke … Continue reading

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