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The Stogie

      The package arrived. He carefully folded back the tissue, stroked the jacquard sash and burgundy silk lapel. It felt warm and aristocratic. It was the last piece of the plan and the eve of the event, he would wear it over cashmere and ascot. He sipped brandy, remembering the epiphany as he […]

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Advance Man

        I want to be there hovering, heady, buoyant, every time you unpack a bag, matching every move, anticipating turns, missteps,   filling the voids of undetermined thresh-holds with levity, cool breezes, fluffed pillows with mints, glycerined waters, friendly mirrors,   tasting the salt of future ocean views, folding the chutes, chilling […]

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Now Is Not Forever

From time to time I feel the drain of gloomy thoughts inside my brain. Reminders of what I cannot do, conspiring, try to make me blue. There is a bright spot in my life which rescues me when I feel strife; though the world has taken a toll Lord Jesus Christ has saved my soul. […]

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Prose

My Name Is Tuesday

I’m a private detective. My name is Tuesday, Rudolph Tuesday. Yeah, I know. I’ve heard all the jokes. So do yourself a favor and just save them, okay? It was a Friday, and my office was occupied by a tall drink of water with a glum expression – one that seemed permanently etched on her […]

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Leaving The City With Magritte

Clouds wash our minds in wandering but around us, we shape the dark uncertainty of where.    The question becomes the outline of a keyhole through which we perceive ourselves walking toward mountains brown as the otter’s fur. The exhaled leaves of Autumn beneath our feet. We breathe in the musk of  foreign woods,  while […]

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Photography poetry

No One is Home

Having knocked on Writing’s door through some soul-searching hours, I dare say, No one is home. Geez, words are roaring ready. Favored tools, a leather-bound spiral sits posed, mechanical pencils, poised, positioned, patiently await, screen is internet-ed, nicely-behaving with available services. I shall knock once more, set my muse alarm-clock not to snooze but snore. […]

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Leaden Sky

Outside my window, bare branches stretch upward toward a deepening gray sky. Daylight is only a suggestion, not fact. The sun has been kidnapped, to be held captive in an undisclosed location until the clouds have their way and leave town. I am in my bed, with my head elevated, working and browsing on my […]

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The Lament of Charles E. Byrd

THE LAMENT OF CHARLES E. BYRD The Bindymurra Annual Show was in its second day and I was rolling in the dough, “How come?” I hear you say. Well, Daisy, pride of all my herd had won the main event. She’d beaten Annabelle the third the stud cow owned by Charles E. Byrd; a hoity […]

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poetry

A Bite Beyond Belief

A BITE BEYOND BELIEF When fencing by the creek these days I work in constant fear of things that pack a deadly bite and leave their mark ‘round here. I know, I’ve been a victim of excruciating pain, but so you’ll understand first hand I’ll tell it once again. We’d had our share of cuts […]

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Let’s Keep Alive the Drover’s Day

LET’S KEEP ALIVE THE DROVERS DAY The campfire’s flames were flick’ring high and embers drifted to the sky, by old Georgina’s bank I camped just west of Camooweal. My thoughts then drifted to the men who’d never ride these tracks agen who’d never squat and share once more the campfires and a meal. Let’s sing […]