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Giving Light

You have to know if you let your light show, someone somewhere sometime will see it glow. If that someone has a receptive heart, sooner or later a new light will start. If in the darkest, deadliest of nights someone in desperate need finds two lights and is inspired to grow by what could be; […]

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Questions

                                              This is more like what really happened.                                           Questions                               A quick interrogation on the tube and I’m in an olive drab room with a stark Van Gogh type table […]

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Before Twilight

  Even the day lilies seem too depressed to bloom, afraid of exposure. I sit in my room   re-reading Poe and stray  from Prospero’s ball remembering how I rushed, a mad dance   of  logistics from  London to Los Angeles outwitting the virus  Now   I take a deep breath,  wondering when the guest […]

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To Harold Bloom

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Wishing I Were

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Prose

Into (Story)

A vibration. Activity in the house, the first in a while. Movement from place to place, prowling or maybe just inspecting. Yes, the remembered sound of footsteps, approaching. “Hello, what’s this?” A human voice, so no animal. At least, not only an animal. “It’s a mirror. Marty didn’t mention this when he was pitching all […]

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After Thinking About The Fates and Contemplating Our Own

  Scientists are now surmising that origins of the virus may be attributed to human behavior, our encroachment on wild lands where animals become stressed by the change; and in some cases are transported  elsewhere …..                                                        CNN reports   Fog piles on the mountain and the ancient woman (there) spins much of it into […]

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Pointe

                 Pointe   Standing in attitude mode on the head of a pin, time speeds up as it stills, seconds pass like decades, handshakes become relationships, a blade of grass, a lawn, the lawn framing the reflecting pool at the Taj Mahal.   Balanced between breaths, a wink is antiquity revealed, a taste, its history, […]

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That Time of Year

I was out for a walk this morning along a quiet and secluded wooded path, enjoying the peacefulness of a new day, when I spotted an unusual character quickly headed toward me, bouncing. Its hair was composed of violets, yellow daffodils were its ears; wild daisies formed its eyes with a look both delighted and […]

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Not Far From Italy

Pigeons congregate among the stone saints and martyrs feeling emptiness echo throughout the ancient church. We stay   in our storied homes cloistered with  beads and  candles. hearing the sea wash ashore with a wide seam of foam, the scent of salt and kelp sewn within.   Other birds   masked in black pierce the sky […]