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poetry

Snow Fall In The Desert On Thanksgiving

( Palmdale, California ) In the sky’s corner where the grey light is most intense, snowflakes burst into view, a fluttering of moths in the cold haze, earth’s gift of mercy after the flames.   On the bush, a few roses linger and green palms are like brooms covered with  dust, unable to sweep away […]

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poetry

A Parable

Therefore the kingdom of Heaven was likened unto a carnival, with rides of every kind, midway games and entertainments, cotton candy, peanuts, ices, hot dogs, and bags of popcorn all in abundance for everyone who would step up and ask for it. Then the dour men by the empty till asked: “Where are the gatekeepers? […]

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poetry

Festivities

  the day is ending meal served consumed and enjoyed stories told retold families depart taking leftovers and memories – – – – – – – – – This is the season for family and friends; for good food, good company, love, comfort, and togetherness. Unfortunately, many this year will not be able to gather […]

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Photography poetry

A Canopy of Gold

A reverence covers Thanksgiving season, a quiet time often defined by swells of silence. Then silence resounds gratitude’s greatness as mere expressions whisper, “Thank you. For you I am eternally grateful.” The soul, amazed these days, pauses while viewing autumn’s gemstone-hued landscapes, ones rarely browsed once. With each falling leaf in this canopy of gold […]

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Photography poetry

fall haiku

inside the greenhouse roses and poppies still bloom outside grounds are brown

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Prose

Sometimes a Singular Voice (Story)

Keldrick was in trouble. Well, now, okay; that statement is wholly inadequate to explain the situation. First off, it should be added that Keldrick is a giant. That might be unnecessary, as the Keldrick clan of Nice Giants is renowned far and wide. More pertinent, perhaps, is the fact that this Keldrick is one of […]

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poetry

Idea Man

             He glides out of the White Box on Skateboard One. The 100 watt light bulb screwed into his right ear flashes on and off and the perspiration on his forehead is cooled by the miniature fan mounted on a neck brace atop his flight jacket that holds his headset […]

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poetry

Selkie Weather

  Clouds beach themselves on the mountain as cold rain rises from the grey mammals of storm. Slow and slender, she descends to earth possessing anything natural or human. She soaks through my hair, my skin infusing the bones with her song of sea  and winter birds stuffed between the large stones hungering for rest. […]

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poetry

Zero Hour Composition

At times I will get a notion of a poem I want to write. Often it has its inception nearly on the stroke of midnight. A feral idea crawling gains an entry into my head. I cannot ignore its calling even though I remain in bed. Could it be you know the feeling of a […]

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poetry

Cookies

There are many ways to get cookies, if you’ve got the urge. You can get them in a package, you can get them in a cup, you can get them in a roll, to slice and bake them up. But when you see that title, when you hear that word, where does your mind go? […]