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El Viejo

The old man sits in the shade of an old umbrella the colors faded by the same sun which has turned his skin mahogany brown carved creases of hard work He is too old now for stooping his joints all … Continue reading

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The Honey`Man

The honey`man sits easily at his table his hands illustrating his life the long sinewy fingers of healed scars open to be read by curious customers the thick nails knife`carved as clean as beeswax tender & tough and at his … Continue reading

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Sailing into the Sun

I have no choice but to sail into the sun whose setting is ever certain for I am unable to run as fast as He flies On my shoulder rides the gliding moon faint now in the failing light but … Continue reading

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Dreamers

“O Lord, all my longing is known to you;       my sighing is not hidden from you.    My heart throbs, my strength fails me;          as for the light of my eyes –   … Continue reading

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The Conundrum

The old brain like a fine Swiss grows large holes It’s where the scent of fermentation hides lingers thru curing My thoughts fall into those holes effervescing Therein lies my conundrum Like a fine Swiss the fragrance held within the … Continue reading

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An Awkward Time

An awkward time this living in`between the already and the not`yet one foot on the sand of eternity the other foot stuck in muck one eye on the sunset one on the sunrise We pack the past into cardboard boxes … Continue reading

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On Story`Telling

Do not tell the little boy what he should do Tell the little boy a story about what a little boy might think of doing if he were a lion living inside the little boy doing well “It is the … Continue reading

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I Walk Now in Slow Steps

I walk now in the slow steps of an old man going lame and the circle of my passing is tightening like a noose around my neck Its end free I move now among the trees their leaves are my … Continue reading

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On Waiting

It seems as tho I was born waiting for something My little mouth searching for the suckling breast Thirsting for love hungrily A child in the classroom reading the last page to know the story’s ending Already anticipating a new … Continue reading

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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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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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