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Elemental

Grandchildren gathered round the fire bowl, flames reflected in their eyes, wisps of campfire smoke slipping away on a night breeze, the good earth beneath them, a tear of gladness in my eye as I tend the fire and feel … Continue reading

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Mirage

Mirage principled father mother of purity absence of vanity sincerity of purpose all things humane freedom at any cost safety in numbers glory in defeat atonement of sin pity as pacifier normal assemblage benevolence of royalty holiness of priests the … Continue reading

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Fugue

Pondering creativity, music, unsure whether it was the crowning glory of my youth or the toilet that swallowed it. There are warts on their skin now, dragon nail breath, those fresh songs, a lifetime away. Momma used to come dance … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – Christmas on the way (excerpt from Momma’s Rain)

We were rat pickers, my brother and me. I was ten years old. He was nine. Folks didn’t throw much out where we lived. We kept our eyes open for move-outs and evictions, scored our first radio flyer. It was … Continue reading

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Whither Go Watching

When the final dance is over I’ll be holding up the wall with these eyes, a thousand candles years passing down the hall I see you in your soft gown wings of eternal lace in a pirouette, never-ending your fall … Continue reading

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Enough

Fearful of death determined to live forever impossibly worried blind by half we scurry through the scattered alleys of life In our time of youth not enough time rarely enough money hardly enough love grasping at ends scarcely ever enough … Continue reading

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Those Without Graves

On the ride to work each day I watch the soldiers’ cemetery pass. Everything appears equal there, stone tablets standing at attention, grass trimmed by wiry brown-skinned men. I see a lady bend down; she kneels, sets a cup full … Continue reading

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