Tag Archives: America

Disaster Relief

Like the river swollen at flood will level its levies turn cars into boats ropes into ladders families into fish hours eternity                                    so … Continue reading

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The Moment

We are a people lost along the way leading from liberty ours to liberty for all as fearful we founder on the shoals of hate we are blindmen led by captains blinded by their own will This the moment Here … Continue reading

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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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