RSSArchive for August, 2014

Aug

31

Professional Poker

Poker faced, and looking straight into my eyes you opened with a pair a lies I countered trips to England, Portugal and Spain I almost made your mark twain, but you said your boat too full right now to take a trip. Four flushed I said fine and slipped my trips for a straight to […]

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Aug

27

Modern Prodigal…..(a tale, not mine, thankfully that I relate)

Modern Prodigal Ears sting at table in silence, behind dry eyed tears, tongue stumbles, staggers like a blinded zebra on the Serengeti awaiting its lion, heart doesn’t burst like a balloon it fizzles with an obscene sound I would tweek into a prolonged squeak out of frustration or impatience with this stranger, my son who […]

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Aug

24

Unblemished Love

Unblemished Love Christ carrying his cross, badly weakened falls upon the road. Beastly beam lands impress square upon His back. This short parade, a following parade, shows what it takes to crush a heart (so brave). Medically His pericardium fills with edema from the blow, Women weeping thirst, on both sides cowed. A large man, […]

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Aug

20

The Child and Big Bird

The Child and Big Bird The most erroneous stories are those we think we know best – and therefore never scrutinize or question. -Stephen Jay Gould, paleontologist, biologist, author 1941-2002 a small boy A small boy enters, his father’s voice inside stately dome echoes roar of dinosaur, “Well!…. look at this.” He tightens grip on […]

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Aug

17

Swoopstake by Owl-Light

Swoopstake by Owl -light not swoopstake rare, nor euchred please, not, definitely, not share nor tease one heart the fall it takes it occupies a pair or breaks

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Aug

13

Storm:

Storm: With storm coming in from west, go where you hide your roots, wear your best safety vest and don’t skimp on boots.

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Aug

6

Mine Freund Geranium

Mine Freund Geranium I celebrate my stoical voluptuary which reckons on the dawn each day. I see new curlicues come from its stem. It beckons me plunge into its leaves as it sits in its spot by the window wondering, wondering for one thing, what sun this day will bring its way content on being […]

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Aug

3

Coptic Parade

Coptic Parade Addis Ababa….1949 Mother said stay on the porch, to watch hold on the rail, they won’t bother you. Ever know a little boy’s curiosity to better what he’s been told? Out on the road, Monday morning terrified, these strong smelling men blowing horns, beating drums, praising in Amharic the risen Lord, the ride […]

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