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Hard Lessons

Some lessons are hard to learn What man has not fallen into the ditch of his own dull habit just to find demons dressed as angels It’s hard to learn some lessons Watch the ant who at the edge of … Continue reading

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The Box

I’ve a box in the closet to keep the past old letters written returned unopened addresses unknown pictures of old friends gone to fading sepia of names forgotten And now & again I’ll look inside in search of who I … Continue reading

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The Ovenbird

The things we learn as kids we keep all life`long          chewk chewk chewk The things we learn if aged we forget in minutes          chewk chewk chewk Just think about it it all … Continue reading

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At Seventy`Five

At seventy`five the world feels different than it seemed at sixty`three I was young back then ready to fight back against a bad heart I gave it up [the fight] and began to sing ever since I’m just fine “The … Continue reading

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On the Current

We all flow on the current like cut logs on the river downstream ever downstream toward an open harbor where one day we’re milled On this bend or that we jam`up Stack`up as it were now & again  Rough planks … Continue reading

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Flawed

Somewhere deep inside of me amid miles of microscopic fiber & mountains of silicone [or is it simply in the habit of conversation?] lies the flaw God knows! The signs are there Things I should do I don’t & things … Continue reading

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Now & Then

At the flower at the soft stream we pause to capture the breathless breath we struggle to hear the voiceless word of all flowering                         Of all flow All … Continue reading

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The Door

Battered patched you keep your vigil beside the splayed rose set in the high stone wall of a city called Change weathered by rain watered to bloom Within your grain a ledgered hospitality Here you will find a room [says … Continue reading

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A Time of Grief and Loss

My Friends, The past week has been a difficult time on many fronts. For the nation a time of violence, escalating anger and frustration; for groups and individuals a time of fear and confusion; for me personally a time of grief and … Continue reading

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This Old House

This house I’ve lived in for 75 years is beginning to fall apart mossy`roof noisy`floor The attic cob`webs root`cellar musty`mold the wiring rat`bitten taps leak Yet still in the den a boy plays with words strung like stones on a … Continue reading

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Three Autumn Haiku

i. amber alder leaves race chickadees to the ground the blackberry falls ii. on the autumn breeze the slap of overhead geese in search of gleanings iii. dark green braids of kelp swirl in the inky slack`tide circling sea`gulls cry … Continue reading

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Homeland

Was a time we learned words attached words to images to help us not forget things the subtle shades of the sea on a bright summer’s day going deathly gray in the gale Every shade with its own color every … Continue reading

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