REVERBERATION, THE NOVEL

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Reverberation, The Novel, is a story of love and friendship, greed and survival set amid the changing social, religious and philosophical mores of early nineteenth-century America.

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Who is the Winner?

Nevada voted.
The predicted victor won.
Mother Earth rumbles.

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The People Ask

Discontent bubbles up
from country clubs
community centers
corner bars.

The people are rebelling.

What happened to character?
They ask.
Honesty?
Straight talk?
Common decency?

They’re tired of trash-talking
slander
false accusations.

They seek a sincere
dedicated
wise
experienced leader.

Does one exist?
They ask.

(Written for dVerse, 44-word Quadrille 3, February 22, 2016.)

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Mirage

(A haibun inspired by the quote: “At every moment of our lives, we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.” Paulo Coelho.)

 
A sea of sand as far as I can see. An azure sky falls into teal blue water and backdrops a solitary dwelling. The home shelters unending love, eternal beauty and the infinite knowledge of man. A dream realized. Until I step back and the fantasy free-falls into the abyss of reality.

Fine house built on beach
Concrete walls withstand high winds
Water erodes sand.

 

(Written for dVerse Poets, Halibun Monday #7. February 15, 2015.)

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Throwing Spiteballs

Grown men stand on stage
Hollering, pointing fingers
Earth quakes, man trembles.

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Primaries

Candidates orate
Promises proliferate
Hot air obfuscates.

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False Signals

Like late winter’s warmth
Fleshed-out buds simulate spring.
Snow lurks inside clouds.

 

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The Craftsman’s Hinge

The iron hinge
is shaped
like a butterfly wing.

It holds the door
in place
and does not
squeak.

(Written for dVerse Meeting the Bar. Imagism: “Direct treatment of the “thing” whether subjective or objective; …use absolutely no word that does not contribute to the presentation….” January 28, 2016.)

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