Monthly Archives: September 2016

On Wasting Time

It is the art of age this wasting of time these hours in the kitchen boiling garden potatoes carrots green beans dicing the sweet onion this peeling of hard boiled eggs whipping up a tart dressing for but a fleeting … Continue reading

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On Shadows

We have become shadows of ourselves in the sunset of our years The echoes of voices singing bounced off canyon walls In each reverberation a little less in tune a little less in time The poetry of youth hammered out … Continue reading

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In the Autumn

In the autumn the mind and heart detach from each other much like leaves from a tree first raging in wild color until they take flight with the breeze The trunk stays where it is planted reasonable as the mind … Continue reading

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The Old Teacher

She tries to speak but words won’t come her frustration expressed in the wringing of her hands swollen red with worrying `til finally she gives up on seeking words Retires to staring out the studio window where the little children … Continue reading

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Ask a Blind Man

We the sighted take sight for granted Therefore we don’t see very much Much as we who eat what we want take taste for granted A crust bores us We are satiated over`stimulated souls What need do we have for … Continue reading

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The Man with a Mop

I don’t know his name I simply call him Ronald and he never corrects me his badge just reads McDonalds Whenever I am in Omak I stop in for a cheeseburger & some fries and he’s swinging his mop or … Continue reading

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Cricket’s Chirrup

The season for seed planting is done The season for fruit picking is ending The season for seed gathering is at hand The season for herb drying is under`way The season for thanksgiving was will be is now The season for … Continue reading

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A Voice for the Voiceless ~ A Poetry Challenge

There is in the land a rising chorus of the Voiceless Those who while in the system remain outside of it They’re the Invisible Some have simply lost their way others simply choose invisibility to cope with this life We … Continue reading

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The Freedom of Solitude

Not only the old       are old Nor only the young       young Buried beneath age       a heart beats And with the beat       a spirit stirs Strike up any tune … Continue reading

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Whidbey

Across the sheet of gray glass lies the Island of green fir trees Spires reaching up into heaven catching the wind the weather blowing in from distant Straits We live calm within her shadow like mice in some great hay loft … Continue reading

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On Appearances

Clothes make the man much as make`up the woman A charade perpetrated by Mad`men who take two yards of worsted for each suit gets sold We bought them once when ambitions festered on us like warts on a toad in … Continue reading

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Holding On to Time

Ah that we could hold on to time Stave the flowing tide Guard these sand`castles of ours from washing from shore Naught but foam stays where we set our feet We can do nothing The unpicked grape hangs heavy on … Continue reading

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