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On Lady Liberty

There she stands in the magazine ad a handsome woman in worn`out denim thread`bare knees Of the brand once coveted worldover as an indestructible trademark proven American symbol Shrink`to`fit then fashionably`frayed now to reveal a hint of sun`tanned flesh for … Continue reading

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American Tribalism

We are a family of the estranged Citizens of a land deaf to our history Neighbor strangers in neighbor`hoods without cohesion Children parents parents children Gone is the era of accountability We feel free now to flaunt liberties ours but … Continue reading

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The Fans

What can I say? Fans are a motley crew The World Series crowd is a microcosm of America Folks not even knowing each other instant pals All for the Game For four hours they’ll pack a stadium shelling out a … Continue reading

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A Mean Wind

“I believe that I shall see     the goodness of the Lord        in the land of the living.     Wait for the Lord; be strong,        and let your heart take courage.   … Continue reading

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On Fear

With the shortening days the long shadow of fear falls again across this land we love Not like a wilderness set ablaze More the singe of electrical wires somewhere in the house’s walls where we cannot see the blaze merely … Continue reading

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Seven Haiku: November

i. the big yellow rat feeding at the bird feeder thinks he is a finch ii. in the trick mirror the ape gives us a big smile says i am your friend iii. the northern snow geese fly south for … Continue reading

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On Leaving

Leaving always leaving Always emigrating saying good`bye to walls where other pictures hung before we hung up ours and others will hang when we finish leaving Between coming going a log`book of hours without much annotation beyond the name of … Continue reading

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