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On Remembering An Almost-Overdue Deadline For Work That Was My Idea, In The First Place – #poetry

What must be done, Must Be Done. I can procrastinate all I like, plumb the depths of my lazy rationalizations all I care to, excuse my inaction with a chock-full calendar… But what must be done, Must Be Done. It’s … Continue reading

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Aftermath – #poetry

Aftermath I. Now, walk up the road, to see what’s what. And yes, Everything does look like it’s had the shit torn out of it. Because it has. Five major winter storms in four weeks. Two of them coming after … Continue reading

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Fecund/Fallow – a #poem of balance

Fecund/Fallow I am searching for poetics between jobs. Like a displaced, untenured professor, cast adrift by budget cuts at the local community college, I languish amid my books, scanning the want ads, knowing I can do better, I must do … Continue reading

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If no one else did – a #poem of passing through

If no one else did, I saw you. Trapped in a car turned on its head, the hood sucked into itself, the front wheels hanging crazy like palsied fists of a punchy, cauliflower-eared worn-out boxer, with two firemen wedged in … Continue reading

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Firewater – a #poem of retrospective hope

Firewater Days of showers, weeks of rain. When it first comes, we’re taken by surprise. Didn’t anyone tell the sky this is the worst drought in 50 years? Days of showers, weeks of rain. the only consolation of running laundry … Continue reading

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Steam, not Smoke – a #poem of waking

Steam, not Smoke Now the rains have come and there’s’ no threat of wildfire for another year, at least, provided they stay. May the rains stay. Coffee cup in hand, I linger over the steam rising from my reflection-in-brown, and … Continue reading

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I once had a friend who drew… – a #poem of a different kind of art

I once had a friend who drew faces for dollar bills for a living. She said it was more challenging than most people realized and more rewarding. And I wondered if I ever saw her work, or if she only … Continue reading

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Money Musk – a #poem of rumination and finance

Money Musk At four in the morning, I might as well be up and about, leftover mutterings from my pre-sleep ruminations six hours ago rattling between me ears with REM-deprived self-importance. At four, this morning, I am up and about, … Continue reading

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Amplifier of my soul… – a #poem about my cash flow

Amplifier of my soul, you lie there before me so passive, yet so promising. My desk is enlivened with the paycheck I just cashed. Bills of several denominations grace the cold surface of this work area that makes them possible. … Continue reading

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In these day of spartan dreams… – a #poem of wondering

In these day of spartan dreams, should I let myself be coaxed to simulated death by the stinginess of my over- taxed imagination? in this time of mortal fears, shall I lay myself down like a lamb on the slaughterhouse … Continue reading

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