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WHILWIND

WHIRLWIND “Though I were right my own mouth might condemn me.”  Job 9, 20   In failing August light, heat ballets, prances tasseled fields: golden cornstalks turn away. His six year old daughter, with eyes that comb, reaches through the … Continue reading

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NEAR THE FALLS

NEAR THE FALLS   His gray line, fed through gnarled fingers, will feather back on looping grooves. Arthritic hips and knees will dip and spasm in the undulating rhythms of an old angler trolling the sun-danced river. A hand-tied orange … Continue reading

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TREATY

TREATY No fanfare, this treaty I’ve hammered out, just injectable gold liquid and pills. Multicolored capsules sometimes, but generally pills: hexagonal, the geometry of relief. Ardent ambassadors, doctors insist the treaties supplying liquid gold and little pills deliver hope. They … Continue reading

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BLIND MUSE

Remember the title of my blog: BLIND MUSE Part blind, a man in caverned space, tunnel sighted, I’ve stumbled on my dead spot bloomed in darkness, branded Off Limits. Incipient Nothing flowers my settled world, offers insight to my sightless … Continue reading

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COMING TO GRIPS

STRING THEORY* Your teeth break on the body’s grief. Pain unjoints you, strips your bones and cracks your ribs. Loneliness, with its ocean cold, abandons you to a distant plane.   You have learned how to suffer.   Your mind, … Continue reading

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