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 Tryst

          Among friends and strangers, across the candle-lit table, between fancy courses and ad-lib she would steal a slight-smile stare,   speak of Egypt and China, in no uncertain terms, of social mores, decadence, moralities old and new.   Alone, as the space matured between us, her eyes caressed like lips, […]

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Chime of Whimsy

    It could have been sitting right there waiting to be noticed, but off to the side wanting to be perceived as describable, like the antique heirloom clock alive with the fingerprints of deceased loved ones, stopped mysteriously on the time of their death, assumed and taken for granted, overlooked.   It was probably […]

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Piccadilly

          A poem, hmmm, hugging your newly won green stuffed Kermit to your pale blue tank top  and playfully tonguing his black and white button eye.        You take an idea       and you wrap your mind       around it, right? Like they twirled your pink […]

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Evening alone

      It was a third floor apartment with patio doors off the living room to a porch looking out onto a 4-lane, busy with traffic, Moravia Road. Evening’s gray was giving an edge to the exiting orange-glow of the day that was leaving through those doors at about the same pace the Sunshine […]

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Common Ground

                                            The summer of my freshman year at college a friend of my father got me a job in a large automobile plant. I was a vacation replacement for all the kitchen help in […]

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Breakfast and some news at the ‘Twin Kiss’ Diner

  The booth was claustrophobic. The sports section I held between us was like a volleyball net, your stares lofting over like shots of fresh egg I couldn’t spike. When Alice came to take your order and you looked at each other for the first time, the silence was as thick as the coffee.   […]

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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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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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Barter

               You need more space. You are adamant.   Sitting at the kitchen table at 4 AM, moments of pause and stare, which were never an issue, now hang like August air over your 3 cubic feet.   The square footage of your surface, a tougher estimate – worth […]

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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 […]