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No Room

Its raining outside steam rising off pavement around shadows in ragged coats clustered in doorways not everyone is in. I know. They pass a bottle between them, pull knit caps down over their ears, chew jerky stolen from the am … Continue reading

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Enoch

Was it just a walk? Or was it a stroll? Was it a lumbering , limping biped shuffling along behind the Boss? Or was it a Bossa Nova? The breeze could have been a drummer’s brushes keeping them in step. … Continue reading

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Amnesia

Spring has spoiled in the heat and sweats now lubricating my catharsis. I have nursed far too long deep within this tunneled wood and must rise now as even reluctant spirits do when they go up to judgment. I will … Continue reading

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As a boy, manhood stalked me like a tiger…shadowy and fierce his approach and short-lived the chase before I went down– glassy eyes bulging and throat silent– beneath ┬áthe violent overthrow of youth’s reign. The cruel ordeal left me ravaged, … Continue reading

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You in the Meadow

  Keep custody of this vision: You among waves of dandelions– sun-shaped lures bowing in fluid dance, mounted by the rascal wind, his hot fickle breath heavy against their spines.   They are martyrs ascending in sheets of particle-light hung … Continue reading

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Skyship

In Skyship we ride the cloud-swell, dark, bulging hull swinging low and snow-white sails stacked up high camouflaged on the round cumulus waves. “Just another pillowy pile” the tale we sell to the ground below (who very much wants to … Continue reading

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The Ring

It is one long fingernail with pearl-colored polish that isolates a single sparkling stone on gray velvet cloth.   It is a widow’s hand each pale finger ringed with stones– stones that slide sideways and click softly together when she … Continue reading

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