Monthly Archives: May 2016

Between Us

Time separates us from all it is we love for you in this my mind are forever as you are flower`petal fragrant While I grown so old these hard rose`hips left to winter on a stem til crushed to powder … Continue reading

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Memorial

It was first`light the instant when things in the dark begin to take shape I saw him out there among the bean poles tying up loose vines an old cap on head water can in hand his face at peace … Continue reading

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Eternity

You think of it I know you must It crosses your mind at least once every day regardless of how hard you try to push the thought away or try to drown it in a glass You don’t want to … Continue reading

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Extraordinary

Last year’s columbine was all leaf & no flower frankly a huge disappointment given its month`long germination and its refusal to put on blossom were it not for that leaf of such a soft green it would have gone directly … Continue reading

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The Light in the Attic

The light in the attic    has burnt out    and I sit now among the shadows    of the places    we once knew pictures but of words    printed pages    time`yellowed albums of snap`shots    scribbled down … Continue reading

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Wild`flow’r

The mind is hard`pan What loam there was long since blown across the prairie into crevices of stone Of bones of old birds seeking shelter from the long winds from nowhere to nowhere dry dust My tilth settling on dusty dry bones … Continue reading

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Today’s News

What can I say It was an ordinary day neither awful nor awesome neither holy nor unholy Simply ordinary What was here flowed down`stream What wasn’t here yet came What was here before went out to sea I recorded it … Continue reading

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O My Children

Here and there the sky is falling plastic space junk drops of acid`rain jettisoned jet`fuel of a zillion planes bound for Eden lost now at sea Now and then the sea spits up its in`digestibles on Balboa`Beach the bent syringes … Continue reading

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Dismantling One’s Life

I was never much for taking things apart Seems inadvertently I’d lose a washer a screw a nut a spring Nor was I ever all that much good at putting things together except that twice I built log homes One … Continue reading

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From the Bench

From the bench I watch the passing people watching people gliding along their streets feet unmoved in their moving faces of couples melding rising at their coming falling again going in Doppler effect From the bench I listen to the voices … Continue reading

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Stone`Shouts

The heart sings melodies the ears untuned as they are cannot recognize Stone`shouts The rocks cannot grow blue`berries without a hand’s help Some stones make better road`ways Other stones are not silent at all their grace not sweet on one’s … Continue reading

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A Boy Again

I am a boy again It’s off`season for horses I’m pestering the stable manager trying to talk him into letting me take one of the old mares out for a slow ride It is late springtime The woods still filling … Continue reading

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