Monthly Archives: January 2018

Slipping

Aires hung there dimly as we smoked, The dark night luminescent with fireflies And jasmine perfuming fat summer air. The Ram I said, the Ram as though I knew All about it, that low, homely group Of far away stars, … Continue reading

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Shadow

Take another pull on the glass and live a bit more loudly. Tell them the story of falling down the side of Atwood, With no one within twenty miles and surviving in spite, Cold for anesthetic, crawling the first mile … Continue reading

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Of course

I was all set to go and she came out to the truck. Damn, she would always look like a cat anytime of day, Long and lean, every muscle firing in sequence perfectly, Lush, perfectly smooth, perfectly distant in her … Continue reading

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Late in the evening

Got to get myself together, PULL myself up Got to make myself stand again Got to stop. Blues is all I play Blues is all I got. Blues is just one way Not the top. Got to get myself together, … Continue reading

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Solitary Mockingbird on a Winter Branch

Still the air when snow becomes, When flake on flake lays down Upon the one below and comes, Another then without a sound. And crystal palaces lush, Hold every creature cold, Now thickened with the winter flush, Embrace their lover’s … Continue reading

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Four Bodices

In Garcia Lorca’s poem, “The Unfaithful Wife”, the Spanish Revolution is seen through the eyes of a gypsy pistolero and his encounter with a woman of means trapped in a loveless marriage. ****** Out beyond the brambles, the hawthorns and … Continue reading

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To the stars return

The old man bent. Brown skin of leather. Old. Except he was not old By clicks measured in other Times. He would come and go, He would sing aloud, Slowly. The old man knew many Worlds of many suns Fading. … Continue reading

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