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Child playing in a sandbox

Knowledge, like the universe, gradually unfurls, revealing new stars, constellations more exquisite than a Rodin curve. Soon though, there will be no secrets, only the memory of discovery. It’s like the first delicate stripping of lace from a slender limb; followed then by the smell of absence, like dust falling through the air, a temporary […]

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Swagger

    He walked God-directed in hell, through valleys of vain, returning with a cache of meaningless words laid end on end ad infinitum, cauterized moments between leathered armfuls of nothing.   A cloudless sky of never-ending blue, grayed, turned east then black. Night gave blind reason to hugs of default – hardened, swarthy, despairing […]

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Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes Not far away (but far enough) from the NFL draft knees rest from toil on things made only for them and no other, things serving no purpose but to receive them, to help lift ancient prayer into the air. Introibo ad altare dei. Yet the knees don’t move. There are no clocks, […]

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Earth On The Fourth

If she were a mortal flag master   at the turn of the last century   she would’ve had control of its arrangement: stars, cloth, stitching — its soul.   Now, at the turn of another she bristles silently, ( her hush a hovering wasp)   and laments how the freedom maker has left her […]

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The Wall

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That wants it down.                     – Whitman   Humpty D. sat on it, looking rather stoic, not musing or bird watching, just starkly sitting.   Egg, cannon, alien, boss – perhaps policing construction – does he fall benevolently […]

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At Day’s End

Even on top of the highest dune one cannot see beyond the horizon, only watch how the waves break – and see the water drops rejoin, to become a part of the sea again. Is it not with our life the same? For we cannot see a new tomorrow just how the day comes to […]