Monthly Archives: August 2012

“Memory”

I gaze at the clouds Rolling over me Like giant breakers In a turbulent sea. I shudder As I fear the waters Of the oceans Of the rivers Of the sky. My skin crawls at the memory Of thunderheads Bearing … Continue reading

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“The Makeup Artist”

I work to restore the beauty Of the time-worn woman In front of me. I begin with a translucent moisturizer And follow with a soft rose blush To highlight her cheekbones. I gently smooth On light-blue eye shadow; Draw a … Continue reading

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“Progress”

I sit on a ledge On the edge of a slope And stare at the land Which falls away from me. Trees, brush and grasses Disappear beneath The mist that rises From the river below. I cannot see the trailers … Continue reading

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“A Slanderous Campaign”

       Having just read Thomas Fitzgerald’s article on the slanderous current political race (“A sound-bite feast”), it seems timely to post this fictionalized interchange  from my book, Reverberation, The Novel.  This impromptu rally could easily have occurred during the 1828 presidential campaign … Continue reading

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“Survivors”

I was a teenaged boy When I placed The strange skull In the crook of the tree. It was an unblemished specimen Stripped clean by nature Its bone and horn Survivors of the elements. I envisioned my prize Above my … Continue reading

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“A Life Story”

A shell, its two halves Still joined, Lies open on the sand Barely covered by The shallow waters Of the lagoon. A single raindrop Pierces the sea And lands on one half Of the shell. Blessed with new life, It … Continue reading

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“The Hitchhiker”

Lo, I have traveled far into space Three hundred, fifty-two million miles. Endured eight and one-half months of trials To perpetuate the human race. The rover named Curiosity Has been a useful incubator. Its wheel has kept me safe and … Continue reading

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