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Ascent Magazine May-June issue online is just out. My poem, Another Truth, appears in it. It is a privilege to be among the authors whose works are featured. Read it at http://ascentaspirations.ca/tableofcontents.htm.
What stands taller, or older than your own true presence, catching the snow gently and giving up the laughing streams?
Like paper dolls in sandlot play, The union man and NBA Brewed a bitter broth, Heated into froth. Each adds their spice of ethics claims, But to my ears the words sound lame; The end result is nary a game, … Continue reading
I have a theme for my next book. It came from one of the Knock, Knock jokes hung on a tree along my daily walk to Reed College Canyon. It said: “Knock, knock Who’s there? Owl Owl who? Owl you … Continue reading
I sit dumbfounded as your bloated yellowed body asserts itself into my cringing awareness; Only yesterday you were the bright kid, not bright like a math genius, but like an old soul peering through young eyes at a world wearing … Continue reading
Like the trees you are your perfect self; strong enough to stand, supple enough to bend into the wind being yourself… whole.
I like to talk to the birds like old friends. When they are here the earth is in balance, as are we. When they disappear, the silence of sound is deafening. They dance and sing and flit their colors about, … Continue reading
This I know, more than anything; I haven’t the right to forget even one painful moment in my short life. Even the little memories have a sort of knife in their hands, carving out a fine relief in my face now … Continue reading
Beginning right now this path is littered with my broken dreams and not yet real hopes. They crunch as I step gingerly over the bumps and gullies, trying desperately not to stumble, like a child first learning to walk or … Continue reading