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Sunday’s Haiku

  Beautiful Sunday I halt all busy doings to admire your grace

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Off the Hook

Off the Hook (about writing) word watching that’s what they do- observing a line like a fisherman watches a moving line in inlet’s calm is that one? nah, just a nibbling thought hmm…let’s cast over there quiet…listen…look that one pulls through a sandbar dragging ideas slowly along inspiration flies in like wild wind, caresses the […]

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Dawn

I love the sound of a traveling train piercing through a dark night just before break of dawn. How I love the waxing and waning whistle, the aggressive shuffle, an announcer’s urgency, a conductor’s playful song. I love the sound of a traveling train. It’s a wailing, wingless bird in fast-track flight flagging last hour […]

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A Message from the Carpenter

A Message from the Carpenter There is a message, life’s sweet note, from hands of a carpenter in wood he wrote. There is a reminder, a story’s fine line, from a heart of a carpenter delivered to mine. There is inspiration, a poet’s pure spirit, from a soul of a carpenter; my soul can hear […]

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Sarah

This tale was related to me by an old friend. Apparently it took place in Northern Queensland, but the names have been changed. My wife when she read the poem asked what eventually happened to Bart. My reply was, “No one really seemed to care. Sadly, there have been lots of Sarah’s in this life. […]

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Refugees

  Innocence walks the small deserted streets, gashed gray ruins, a random wandering orphan. The clock in the square has no hands. Rats at the end of the alleys eat their dead, the grind of their teeth in the flesh the only interruption in the humid afternoon silence. No more drive-by, no carts full of […]

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The Voyeur App

Relationship expert, Nina Lockhart, can make your maudlin texts and romantic addictions end. Her app,. “Lady Walk Out”, was launched in the Fall of 2016. A series of interactive scenes that allows you to watch and gain confidence from a woman who knows how to walk with style resolve and spirit. A tool designed to […]

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The Ballad of the Blowfly

In 1997 Bill Hay, Liz Ward and myself toured western Queensland on our way to the inaugural Drovers Yesteryear Festival in Camooweal. While performing our show at Cloncurry we met a bloke and his Pommy girlfriend who later joined us in Camooweal. After returning home from the festival I recalled the incident and thought of […]

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Dust-Bunnied Brain

*Dedicated to those who know well sinus pain partnered with attempts to gather thoughts for a new poem.  A Dust-Bunnied Brain ©2010 What could clean this clutter in my dust-bunnied brain? Would I find a pristine poem, one that’s polished, one most-worthy to claim? I’ve searched my mind over again and again; it’s not worth […]

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All in a Cup

During an unseasonably-warm morning on January 1, 2019, an out-of-season bee landed in the golden, lukewarm pool in my floral mug placed on the front-porch railing. Yes, I quickly rescued the bee, and a couple quick-see resolutions were delivered by wing to me.   All in a Cup You thought last sips of the golden […]