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The Old Watch

Once we told the time by hands on the clock big hand & little hand in the tiny circle seconds The days on our calendars full of appointments in hourly increments business lunches prospects The watch would wind itself so … Continue reading

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Tomato`Time

The spring garden has all gone to seed the garden boxes where row`on`row of potatoes greened and blossomed where peas climbed up the tall trellises And the cauliflower sheltered their heads with elephant`ear leaves beside the bolted spinach beside the … 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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Summer`Drift

A solitary monarch butterfly landed on the tip of my rod a frequent perch in summer for the lacy blue dragonflies frequenting the coulee`basin where the river stacks up on a dam the deep water churning in giant whirlpools bending … Continue reading

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The First Hour

Is there an hour finer than the first hour of the day? It comes a little later each morning this time of year Holds just a bite of autumn to come dew on the grass But its silences are full … Continue reading

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On War

We Americans love a good war It seems foisting a little revolution in the global arena is part of our DNA The Big Stick gets big budget bucks as the Soft Voice goes begging in our budgeting We were born … Continue reading

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Sabbath Rest

In the shade of life’s tree grown so old so tall by way of the years Sabbath rest In the canopy the bird trills melodies of grace of peace the world beyond gone away for a day

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The Night

The night is as the sea it swallows the light in shadows stretches moments into sleepless hours We sink into its deeps the kelp reaches out entangling our feet in memory’s vines  we cannot escape neither can we fall nor rise

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Wild`Fire

Already the Land sun`scorched awaits a spark a careless match lightning strike cigarette butt a careless firework Even so the People grown brittle with conflicts in their politics kindle in piles at their limits to explode at a word Gradually … Continue reading

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Field`Workers

See them working the fields in this fierce heat White shirts over bent backs red ball`caps on their heads planting seedlings down endless rows never looking to either side At first glance they look like pelicans grubbing for grain These … Continue reading

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The Honey`Man

The honey`man sits easily at his table his hands illustrating his life the long sinewy fingers of healed scars open to be read by curious customers the thick nails knife`carved as clean as beeswax tender & tough and at his … Continue reading

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The Poppy Pods

The poppy pods lie still beneath the tulips       waiting       waiting till all the Prima`Donnas have their full day Bright bulbs pale petals blown in the wind       floating       floating … Continue reading

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