Monthly Archives: March 2014

“Enough with the Precipitation”

I stop at the red light at tenth and Vine. Cars bunch together and pass in a line. Torrents of rain obscure my view Form swirling pools I can’t get through. I’m stuck at the red light at tenth and … Continue reading

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“The Power of White”

Foreground, middle ground, background copper-penny brown with hints of loden green brave shoots rising from an earth laid bare by dingy drifts of talcum-powder white still lurking in burnt-timber shaded corners still hugging ashen bush bases. These ghostly-white remainders deny nature’s … Continue reading

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“Spring-swing”

The green-scene is top-coated with split-seam sprays topple-down trees tempest-tossed twigs. I slow-dance my mod-bod to the one-two- buckle-my-shoe rhythm of the wind-whistler as I twinkle-toe my way across the lawn-litter with my clean-up crew of cool-tools and Spring-swing the … Continue reading

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“The Rage of Aeolus”

Raging. The wind is raging. A cliché to be sure but no other word describes so well the violent offensive waged by an angry Aeolus. Capricious in nature at any moment a surprise secession: a sigh instead of a howl a … Continue reading

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“Seeds of Dissolution”

(Photo: copyright by Adam Ickes) Stan glanced at the tattered photo of a boardwalk leading to a red-roofed pavilion. He’d taken it the day he’d met his wife on a bird-watching expedition. They’d returned each fall to record new entries in … Continue reading

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“Life Cycle”

(Photo by Shanyn Silinski) Yesterday I drew a flower from life Today a bee drew life from its bloom Tomorrow the flower returns life to the soil So I can draw anew (Written for dVersePoets, March 11, 2014. “It’s a micro/macro … Continue reading

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“A Letter From His Father”

Jean-Pierre sat alone in the tavern and watched Marie, the barmaid, as she steadied six pitchers of ale against her stomach and chest. She squeezed them tight before filling her fingers with six mugs to deliver to war-weary soldiers who … Continue reading

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