Monthly Archives: September 2013

“The Chap In The Hat”

    To fly on the tail of a beastly gale is the dream of some. I prefer the gift of a gentle drift and a soothing hum. The wind in my face and loving embrace of my bestest chum. … Continue reading

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“Doors”

(Photo copyright: Rich Voza) I stand back and admire my sculptures, Three Doors: Past, Present, Future. Each stands firmly in space; a solitary object, yet part of an integrated whole. I’ve chosen white, the pallor of death, for Past. The … Continue reading

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“A Villanelle Murder Story”

(Last week, in a comment on my site, Bjorn suggested a villanelle murder story.) A shot in the dark, my accomplice said. We must have a plan, an approach unique. It’s what you find in the back of your head. … Continue reading

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“The Bride” (A Ballad)

The new bride stood beside the sea She gazed down at the sand. A virgin clad in white, she held The future in her hand. I fixed my tripod, camera, too. The image was well-planned. A wind-blown beauty facing east … Continue reading

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The Cane-Carrying Gent”

(photo: copyright John Nixon) Before I leave my room each morning, I carefully select the appropriate cane from the umbrella stand next to my door. I collect canes, you see. I carry a staff with a hand-carved dog’s head when … Continue reading

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“An Irreverent Hymn to a Failed Heist” (A Kyrielle)

I press my face against the pane As I repeat “Hands Up” again. I speak, she does not understand. The pretty girl extends her hand. I press my body to the car. Her exit through the door I bar. The … Continue reading

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“The Torch-Holding Lady”

(Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields) Sails, motors and fishing boats move aside as I slowly maneuver my Egg Harbor 50 into a spot in front of the Statue of Liberty. I idle for a moment, then rev my two 1000HP … Continue reading

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