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All This Juice

My old bones creak of winter the clicks & clacks accompany motion as the percussionists accentuate rhythms in any Charles Ives martialed`march for two bands When I get up the big yellow lab thinks I’ve thrown sticks for a fetching … Continue reading

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Along the Road: Day Eleven

Along the road came the man lost bent on finding who he was and from where he walked as if asleep asking of strangers directions home The old`woman noticed his bracelet ‘If found return to me’ along with it an … Continue reading

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On Masks

Was a time before you knew my name you recognized my face – you know – the one beneath this mask We were innocent then and lovely still with chins unscarred by the razors of failure of disappointment Lives lay … Continue reading

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On Humming

The lyrics of our songs fade with time the melodies still linger Triggered by the wind in the fir trees by sun`light on water Our words are but letters the music`made will flow on if we¬†but hum “Whatever you choose … Continue reading

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Tesseract

Comes a time we look for a hole in existence’s wall thru which to crawl by which to enter the passage`way to an eternity On a horizon a blinking light in our mid`night to navigate toward marking a portal tesseract … Continue reading

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The Way

The way as always round a hill into the dale past a stream upon a bridge into the dale round a hill as always The way This life is forever in descent into leisure `til at an idle when mercy … Continue reading

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Birds’ Nests

Life is then a bird’s nest woven strands of yarns & twigs scrounged thru our years & fit to our shape Here we once brooded upon our tiny dreams providing safety to the fledglings too small to fly `til they … Continue reading

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On Reconciliation

He came from Iowa to see his brother dying in a hospital both now in their 80s not having spoken a word since boys on the farm years ago The father gave the land to his eldest son as was … Continue reading

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The Reflection

I glance out the window where the wind blows lingering leaves on trees Too soon all will be gone yesterday but memory tomorrow mere` ly dream I glance out the window the reflection on glass a stranger’s face gone old

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The Road Going West

The Road going West grows narrow with the years the pot`holes fill`up with rain`water Asphalt is a luxury when wasted on the elderly who will take this journey one way We came to see sunset when younger Four times now … Continue reading

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The Yellow Leaf

Like trees which beneath their bark feel no sign of aging so under our skin we remain young Forever Young Bob Dylan said it as though evergreen our spent needles flew off in wind to be instantly replaced by fresh … Continue reading

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On Resurrection

It has taken awhile to understand my own aging The first half of my life dominated as it was by learning mastering my vocation My mind obsessed in wrapping itself around the Truth by which my machine humming made profit … Continue reading

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