Monthly Archives: May 2015

Grace

Before I ask, it is given. Before I listen, it is spoken. Grace is ever before me, like the sea seen from the window rolling inward toward the shore In its perpetual searching, its pounding, wave upon wave, to cleanse … Continue reading

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Mercy

The silence is a sheer mercy. I have not spoken five words since arriving. I do not miss the sound of voices, not even the voices of those I love. As for myself, I have nothing to say. I listen … Continue reading

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Lunch with an Old Friend

Having lunch with an old friend plates of Gen Tso’s Chicken still steaming from the kitchen our conversation randomly leaves the beach for the brush from the brush up into the tall trees where among leaves & limbs old men … Continue reading

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Flown Birds

It is the bird that’s flown for which I’d build a nest The bird singing in the tree I’m quite content to let alone to wander as she feels free her constant chatter blest so familiar she has grown It … Continue reading

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Reconciliation

Across the swollen river of deep separation they sit asking of a bridge called reconciliation by which to come back home It is power causes the one to say ‘It is the Law that carries prodigals back!’ & it is … Continue reading

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Stay Today

The fern lazily stretches her limber arms outside the door in the gray`light and whispers Stay today! I have no flower to scent seduce nor honeyed fruit to sate the ache God can’t fill But stay! In my soft unfolding … Continue reading

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In the Conversation

In the conversation you are rambling along a tour bus on a mountain road the timbre of your words bouncing around on the washboard track and at one single word my attention is lost That word as if code opens … Continue reading

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The Lady`Bug

See how she travels light? Without any luggage or purse yet fashionable in her glitzy coat as if she were shopping Sachs before the cocktail hour She sits at the long bar sipping her seltzer with lime From time to … Continue reading

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Impossibles

With the years the impossibles in life shrink from sheer experience Every old fisherman has seen water flowing upstream defying gravity This morning I saw this tree frog fly from one tall tree to another trailing a red banner reading … Continue reading

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Argument

You want to fight I feel it in my bones The shutters of my heart are programmed to shut at impending storms I am not at home Though you knock I’ll not open the door It’ ll be for your … Continue reading

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At the Station

I stand at the station awaiting a train Any train will do since I cannot recall where it is I come from or where it is I am going The picture in the album of me standing beside you I … Continue reading

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Full Moon

The full moon casts a vertical beam on the south of the night A beacon of hope I’d say for a day that will be filled with pain Let night remain Keep in cool quiet all who within its shadows … Continue reading

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