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Great Men Think Alike

The paint on the metal railing is peeling. I look past it, over the revolving-bed hotels, by-the-week tenements, abandoned shipping terminals, to the sea. Calm today, the gray water fades into a hazy, blurred horizon, signaling an overcast morning marked by the unbearable heat … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Birth of a Man of the Sea

Glowing golden flickers of celestial fire blaze along the horizon line and define the separation of sea and sky. A lone man revels in nature’s phenomenon as long shadows cast by wind-filled sails shade cadenced swells that corrugate the surface … Continue reading

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Jonas

Buds on magnolia trees flaunt pink tips and lush bodies anxious to shed their cold-weather skins. Crocus and daffodil leaves stand tall to decorate their earthen comforters and shelter adolescent blooms. All will wither and die as winter snows dance … Continue reading

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The Ideal Candidate (An Ovillejo)

I came because you have a need I came to lead. I came because you need a hand Oh Motherland. I came because you are laid bare in your despair. I came because I truly care. I came to blow … Continue reading

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View From a Park Bench

The ancient sycamore spreads above my head. The branches on one side stretch far from the trunk. They grow up and out seek new horizons respect the guidance of the past. On the other side the tree’s limbs are stunted … Continue reading

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“Fall Fury”

Winds whisk hard-driven rain water into mini spouts and twisted peaks Street lights beam reflected patterns onto swirling rivulets and flooded tarmac. Stranded cars and boats are toppled as nature flogs the vanities of man. The fury of a hurricane … Continue reading

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“The Blatant Virginity of White”

Smoke-stained walls of my prison cell taunt me as the blatant virginity of white blinds my eyes and precise mitered edges delicately pierce the epidermis of my wrists and throat. Toxic drops of cinnabar recreate yesterday’s battlefield as if sun-warmed … Continue reading

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