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a poem

Not Dead Yet

Beneath the dark and cloudy sky there comes a time to do or die so screw the grave and give the lie to the fear that lives in the hills. This be the curse that is laid on me: to … Continue reading

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Surreality

Some surreal certainty suffices to turn turgid temerity toward ponderous political pronouncements exhorting exceptional extremes. Another asshole assessing America finding fearful followers groking gargantuan goals: crime, corruption, Clinton. Lying liars laying legerdemain on odious obligers who wishfully, whitely, wander behind … Continue reading

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The Speed of Light

[Hilary quite correctly pointed out there was something rong with this poem in it’s original version. This is the revised version, which I’m still not entirely happy with but which is better. The problem is the first quatrain came to … Continue reading

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Riverrun

Deep clear cold running water down from shadowed upper bend distance dancing with time’s daughter, no beginning, without end. Sunlight dappled river bed cedar overhearing what the roaring thunder said down rapids, water rearing over rocks and into pools where … Continue reading

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Firelight

In the firelight stories grow between the shadows, with the glow of ember’s heat and flame’s soft light while the darkness of the night presses in and all around the shadows dance across the ground. Here within the circle’s magic … Continue reading

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Valentine\’s Day

Some years it’s better, others worse, but then that’s to be expected. The ebb and flow of chemicals within a fleshy brain determines, more-or-less, just where I go: up today and down tomorrow, yes? Then down again the day and … Continue reading

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Another Hymn Before Action

We’re fed up with your scripture Quran and hadiths too your Bibles and your Guru Granth Sahib… and you who read the words of teachers and refuse to move beyond the rantings of your preachers and all the lies they’ve … Continue reading

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Imaginary Friend

I’m sorry your imaginary friend is whispering sweet hatred in your ears motivating murderous revenge upon the source of all your bygone fears: perhaps it is a woman who today is targeted by your inner voice… one who has the … Continue reading

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Autumn Fire

Bright fires of autumn kindle in the dusk shedding sparks of summer down the breeze: crackling embers underfoot, the husks of springtime hopes on other bonfire eves when all was green and growing in the light of younger days upon … Continue reading

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Feminine Villanelle

Drifting down the channel of the river Living life with pleasure and with ease Striking out across the Lake of Never Knowing that this life won’t last forever Summer days give way to winter’s freeze Drifting down the channel of … Continue reading

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