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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 Seriousness

Ah, the Gift! To take Troubles with a grain of salt to weep at others’ pain to laugh at our own conscious the gift of resilience In childhood we expected Life to end at toothache worlds to stop turning for … Continue reading

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Old Friends

He has his truth and I have mine Here we’ve come to our conclusions We no longer talk of right or wrong Agreeing that talk is not productive Simply up`sets us wounds the peace Started with religion moved on to … Continue reading

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On Presents & Presence

There is a silence born not of presence but merely of absence A time in old age when heroes of the story retreat into their private wilderness and are never heard from again And there is another silence born not … Continue reading

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Old Man’s Fancy

In our old age we give up driving lights at night distract reminders of shooting stars seen on August nights still warm enough to lie on lawns We travel now by trains on slick rails in prescribed directions safely guided … Continue reading

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On Horsetails

We gather horsetails from alongside the road Clutch the bunch in hand as we walk back up the hill I say ‘We will make some tea with them as my mama did when I was a young boy a long … Continue reading

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