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Labor Day: A Reverie

Was a time we worked in sweat a time we punched clocks drew our Friday pay`checks stopped at a bar for beers with the union`boys headed home to mow grass build the play`house for the kids out in the yard … Continue reading

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My Country

How have things fallen so far apart the house of cards built on promises of soul`less men who are skillful at raising funds but inept leaders serving patrons not people lords who sell power to high bidders turning blind eyes … Continue reading

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In Life’s Autumn

In life’s autumn gone the colleagues with whom we toiled shovel and ax in hand building a better land then truth was true then justice just When leaves fall flown the adversaries who caused such grief yet caused as well … Continue reading

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On Focus

The eagle carves an arc in the blue heaven without beat of wing soars concentric circles riding on the thermal single`minded eyes prey`focused effortless Mr Mcgee wears a path in the July lawn gone already brittle for want of summer … Continue reading

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On Peace

You lay yourself down across the chasm impossible to cross give me pathway from isolation to home You tear down the wall built by my fears of everything other show me beauty hiding in scars you bear You see white … Continue reading

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On Mercy

The Pointer brought the bird I had winged in flight carried in mouth soft as satin On his nose a drop of blood from a wounded dove scented of sage from the hill And so softly dropped the bird quivering … Continue reading

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On Grace

Grace is the way you face the wind blowing in from the sea you bend the knee to a wave in tide Grace is the how you hold your hand` out to greet the stranger how your eyes smile at … Continue reading

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The Good Life

The good life   [so people say] is filled with stuff The shipping is free A game`changer!   [the guy says] in the TV ad I am Waldo   [I am afraid] lost on some page surrounded by junk I … Continue reading

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Windows of We

Living in the crowd we are too much alone intimidated by the noise of too many machines Reading people’s lips in the boistrous bars the fat roosters agawk at sight of legs & breasts stalking for laying hens plumped for … Continue reading

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On Optics

We see each other thru windows vision skewed by flaws in glass once grains of sand The eye will distort grief to grace or scar to beauty filtered thru the optics of love The eye transforms hand to fist or … Continue reading

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Tinted`Glass

We are citizens of a world we cannot see Sunday`drivers out for a cruise in our Escalades windows tinted to shield our eyes from reality’s glare the stooped`men out in the fields digging at weeds the young girls pregnant on … Continue reading

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On Choices

We make of the world what we might some make a heaven others make but hell the same means to the hand we have  We build in the world windows or walls doorways of welcome tall towers with gates ours is … Continue reading

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