Tag Archives: love

Diggin up the Roots

I was just layin round, On the black night stoop, Smoking something I’d found, Neath a crease in the truth, When she rolled up like my old fears, Got out and made the steps in arrears, Stood her high way, … Continue reading

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Mr. Watcher

We’d sit, looking out, As the slatted line of dark pines, Long green shadows pitted in stars, Lifted and swayed, Like the evening waltz, You used to do when a cocktail or two, Had lit your flame, And on I … Continue reading

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Stealth

Often I think of love, As an animal, The leopard, with her Deep spots, wide as night, Sleeping upon the knarled Limb, high against large, Grey moon, a ghost Herself, quietly slipping, Amongst the dark treetops, Like some soulful sojourner, … Continue reading

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Prayers

“I’m not going to pray anymore,” She said. And I tilted towards her Violet pillow, The one scented with lavender, “For sleeping more soundly,” Her mother had said, Quietly. “You are my God, and I,” She said, Looking up on … Continue reading

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On Smoking

  Once, we sat on the veranda all morning, Drinking tomato and vodka, eating, Champagne in peaches, and smoking. Disdain was the word for smoking, put out, By the mother, staid and starched back, Hair white and mussed, oddly out … Continue reading

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Waiting

The cat sat on the windowsill. She flicked her silken tail occasionally. She licked her wide face. She said, “No one is coming today.” I saw her green eye reflected. I felt her thick fur on my skin. “It doesn’t … Continue reading

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Inside Out

  I looked outside from within and saw, The colors of a chilled November fall, But within the color of the wall the same, And falling down the scale of light it came, The feeling of some long remembered afternoon, … Continue reading

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