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Attention, Extraterrestrial Visitors!

Notice: Our spacecraft are not weaponized. But our young men are armed–against each other. Therefore, do not wear our disguise. That would have side effects. Which is a side effect, life, or death? Bring answers. You will leave with doubts. … Continue reading

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The Salt Mine of Memory

Memory flavors each day. Abundant memory preserves us during lean times. Too much memory raises blood pressure. Memory is salt. Don’t forget me. Memory–essential for life. Mining salt harshly–a sentence meted out as punishment. Mining memory—retribution, penalty, or insight, boon, … Continue reading

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The Stations of the Year

“Till summer folds her miracle…when sacrament is done” Emily Dickinson, Poem #342 Chalice after chalice opened day after day Until autumn crocus filled and faded. That holy season closed with their benediction. Blessed be the smaller celebrations of winter camellia … Continue reading

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Winter’s Wardrobe

In the cold time of short days and longest nights evergreens preen proudly in wraps of needle green, while humbler trees’ branches, unclothed until spring, bear chill. Then  snow in its pity shawls them with white as it quilts and … Continue reading

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Late Afternoon, After a Summer Shower

The corner traffic light sets an even pace for suburban commuters driving home. Pin oak, boxwood and benches, each sequined by raindrops lit by late sun, punctuate the well-swept sidewalk. A fence of wet iron pickets encloses five round tables … Continue reading

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Late Afternoon, After a Summer Shower

A traffic light sets the even pace For city commuters driving home on this avenue. The broad and well-swept sidewalk Is evenly punctuated by pin oak, boxwood and benches. Each sequined by raindrops A classic waist-high fence of vertical iron … Continue reading

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Gardener’s Blessing

Blessed be the gardener who sees each leaf, Who knows the reckless branch and tames it. Blessed be the one who wields sharp blade                   and loving rake. Blessed be the root torn out for weed And blessed be the gardener … Continue reading

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