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Indians or rabbits

  Drenched from the surf on an unguarded beach we removed our jeans to a blanket between the dunes.   The tips of the black waves sparkled like sequins and your dirty blonde curls took on a pink hue as the moon hung at the end of the silver path, a diamond pendant lighting cool […]

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Man ’tis A Life

Man ’tis a life ! Man ’tis a life ? Man ’tis a life . Man ’tis a life ”     “ Man ’tis a life , Man ’tis a life $ Man ’tis a life & Man ’tis a life + Man ’tis a life % Man ’tis a life – Man ’tis a […]

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Wait

I thought I had it set up perfectly with favorite paper, pen, and mug, with favored flavor this AM, vanilla. Delicious first sips nudge seconds. Mmm. This coffee is Saturday-Special-Spectacularized. Sitting in this preferred place to script thoughts, I steadily search sky for dawn’s early light. Not here, not yet. It seems like the flawless […]

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Ghost

  Birds leap between the branches of a hedge then hush into sudden stillness. The spider’s net left bobbing among leaves Only to catch the dawn   as you enter the showered arch of lawn sprinklers with light, becoming light and more — a presence seeking   a body to lend you limbs that will […]

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Aluminum-Foil Ball

  Before class begins, a child’s small hands holding a crumpled-foil ball extend toward me. Our eyes lock. She gently speaks, “This is for you. I know you’ll like this. It’s peppermint!” “For me?”  Holding the gift in my hands, I pull apart the crinkled zigzag opening to view the contents. Clustered in the crumpled-foil […]

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Vine and Green

The cold pieces of white continue to fall, filling the pots on the balcony, covering the brown remains of what was vine and green in the summer months. Mother calls again, the demons dancing in her head. Commercials carry secret messages and the christian neighbor has moved away. A pagan now lives across the hall. […]

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Sonnets from the Swamp

When We Lost Our Way Fair and foul, night stalkers steal the breath of believers. Wrapped in grey shrouds dreams come and go unrealized Pages of  history, scanned with blinking eyes, reveal no truths. Lies abound lying around like careless litter. When we whistle in the wind no one hears the song or remembers the […]

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Imela

  I learned a new word and I love it. It is the way to say ‘thank you’ in the Nigerian Igbo language. The word is ‘Imela’… it is beautiful. It all started when I kept hearing snippets of a song of praise on a local Catholic tv station where this word and other foreign ones […]

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Nature’s Music by trinimade and Willowdown

Listen to the music all around you: you’ll hear it in the softly blowing breeze, in the song of birds chirping so gaily, at play within the rustle of the trees. Hear the sound of rain that pitter patters, The rolling thunder that roars through the sky, You can almost hear the parched earth as […]

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Interview with a Metaphor

      You have been quiet of late, but I understand you’re looking to come back strong. Even in your dead period, going unnoticed as it were, you have been described as a matchmaker.   I have introduced many a first object to second objects, often bringing out the best in the first. No […]