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Sonnet for Joachim Rudolf

Sonnet for Joachim Rudolf Days may collect black teardrops in a can, rendering the night to twitch, turn and crawl. Rivulets can drown the dreams of...
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A river slipping by

More riverine meanderings
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Rhyme & Reason

First steps.
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doormats

dirty socks, tangled headphones, silent whisperer my miniature sleeping on the sofa till she tackles and i tickle her my sister tries to act...
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golden (part two)

gold used to scare me intimidate me and for a long time i thought gold was you gold bounced off of your skin and paved a path for me shattered glass...
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Where Would I Go?

It rains so hard, That I don’t know, If the world outside, Can still go on. It rains so loud, It fills the air, Until I don’t know, If I’m really...
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Veteran's Day Paranoia at Walmart

We stopped into our local Walmart yesterday. Lynn had some light shopping to do. I browsed around as I like to do, people watching and meditating on...
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A Glass Winter 1

A room can hold a thousand memories. Every heartbreak, argument, bubble of joy, seeping into the furniture. If these walls could talk. A family grows...
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an old cliche

either way, I will blame myself either way, I will hate myself for not doing more for not doing less for doing nothing so I understand, I’m listening...
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A Morning Call

I'm not condoning this kind of scam, but . . . . .
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Godot

A long wait. (Painting by Toulouse Lautrec from Wikimedia Commons)
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Norwegian Wood

I n my second year at university I had my own show on the student radio station. The audience rarely reached double figures, but during the day the...
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Shrinkage

Breaking the monotony of lifting boxes
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Seven Nights At The Flamingo Hotel. (Wednesday morning. FAME!)

It is 515. The digits click. The alarm whines and after a moment the radio kicks in. The day is going to be blustery with some showers. A small child...
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Nansen

It took many years for Katrine to develop the confidence to show her body in such a way. All those terrible years under coats and camouflage passed...
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When the River Froze

Frozen, the river is a moonscape, not earthly. Not normal. The ice lies cracked on the water and starlight glints madly in crevices.
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An Obliging Treecreeper

What’s that skittering up the tree? – brown as the bark, so hard to see. … – it seemed to patiently wait until we were suited and done – then …
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Cinéma vérité

Morning has broken

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