Monthly Archives: May 2013

“Synesthesia”

(My interpretation of Victoria Slotto’s challenge on dVersePoets to explore “a neurological condition called synesthesia in which the patient confuses sensation. For example, he may taste a fragrance, or hear a flower….”) I smell the anger on the hand that tastes the … Continue reading

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“Ready to Blow”

They’re laughing at me again. I see them. I hear them. I know. They think I’m a geek. Not the good kind. Not the guy who knows all about tech. I’m the one who knows all about nothing. I don’t … Continue reading

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“Primary Colors of War”

The horrors of war percolate under the flag of splendor and national wonder. This talk of grandeur encircles our souls as layers of coleur paint over men’s goals. Flush with dead psyches and turbulent hues that glorify fees which leaders … Continue reading

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“The Chinese Screen”

The folding screen in the window of the Chinese art gallery is small barely two feet high four feet wide bordered in black top and bottom. It is striking. My eyes roam the surface as I luxuriate in lush brushwork … Continue reading

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“No Longer An Ordinary Schoolgirl”: A Fairy Tale.

I pause in front of isolated remnants of Hurricane Sandy’s fury and remember the day Prince Harry came to town. Red-haired and handsome, he looked sad as he surveyed the barren land where homes once stood. I moved in close … Continue reading

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“Into the Night One Day”

My sister, her husband, their young children Left us to walk into the night one day. We still don’t know the why, or even when. Their new car was found with his weekly pay On the seat with his cell … Continue reading

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Sammy, the Gat: “The Feisty Feline Boots Me From The Catbird Seat”

(Sammy, the Gat, is a continuing story.) I hit the tarmac, and my new go-to girl, Cat, and I finally cruise into Casablancaville. ETA minus one. The Feisty Feline boots me from the catbird seat and back-alleys us to a … Continue reading

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