Monthly Archives: December 2017

A Year Ends

A year ends another begins what is but linear we call cyclical A Mulligan Resolutions our attempts at remaking the self will go un`kept by Epiphany We are not short`stories but long`novels trial & error hammered paragraphs forever ending not … Continue reading

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A Good Death

Pvt. Emmanuel Mensah Immigrant, Soldier US Army He died running back into a burning building trying to save one more A soldier to the very end offering his final breath to leave no one behind A migrant from the very … Continue reading

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Out in the Woods

Out in the woods the faint foot`falls of a creature`choir follow me as I walk among the hemlocks when I turn to look nothing but silence the strands of wila waft in the breeze On the soft moss of the … Continue reading

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At Midnight

Again the choir of coyotes in the hills is singing midnight in howl the song they sing is at once a requiem to the lost a lullaby to birth the wild awakens in my Lab who listens wide`eyed whining in … Continue reading

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The Moments

The moments are dripping out of the spent year like coffee thru spent grounds    drip drip drip The last drops going tepid pale compared to the steaming crema first streaming    drip drip drip All that is Is all … Continue reading

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Like Snow

Like snow on the limbs Christmas melts in milder air mid`winter The news on air`waves again mundane the past year in review In a stable only the ashes remain of a fire lit for warmth and a birth We are … Continue reading

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At the Border

At the border a little family waits having traveled so far searching freedom born of faith In the evening they await the dark hoping against hope to slip invisibly by a border guard He a carpenter with skillful hands She … Continue reading

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The Walnut

Under its dark hull the hard shell of the walnut hides secrets within Inside the little Boy in the Manger resides a Man God with us incarnate Crack a shell open along its seam taste the meat ever`sweet beneath

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On Our Way to Beth`lehem

On our way to Beth`lehem we move like stars across the night sky almost imperceptibly except by first light we’ve traveled far on paths wiped by the wind Few will find any room here or table prepared to welcome strangers … Continue reading

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The Christ Tree

The wood of the fir`tree winter`fragrant where it is cut drips pitch Ever`green in musty dust of winter`room too long shut upon itself So strong its branches to hold a story of a coming yet to come To portend another … Continue reading

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His Coming

He comes as one who goes unseen in the crush of a crowd He stands among you with the poor thirsting at life’s well He sleeps next to you on pavement shiv’ring at mid`night He waits in line with a … Continue reading

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Under the Tree

Under the tree boxes of air wrapped in festive holiday colors destined for children hungry to bed Appearances still have the appeal of gold & frankincense as mistletoe does of love in winter He buys a ring for unfeeling hands … Continue reading

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