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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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My Posture

Posture–when, how and why did I assume this posture? Sloping back, rounded shoulders, not a stance willingly chosen. In a photograph with younger artists I saw my bent and aging profile, A question mark where I had thought an exclamation … Continue reading

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Summer Day Number Two

At poolside or Starbuck’s, I watch them lounge, Other urbanites Who like to look at sunny cityscapes From under the cool of a large canvas umbrella. Year after year I draw them. As I become more compact in size— 5’6” … Continue reading

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Summer Day Number One

The shapely and the unshapely, We all slather sunscreen on our summer skin And stretch out on our lounges Either flat and dozing Or talking to nearby sun-mates. Or propped up to entertain ourselves With a little light summer reading. … Continue reading

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My Garden: First Spring After Hurricane Isabel

  Spring returns as fresh as grief, Leaf-covered iron arches lay askew all winter on random clods of earth. Weeds flourish where a brick path lay. A swath of wild phlox hides some scars. Some wounds might heal beneath This periwinkle bandage … Continue reading

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