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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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“The Land of My Fathers”

(Copyright: Björn Rudberg) My family farmed this land for generations. My great-great-grandfather cleared the first terrace and built the first wall; his son leveled the second, piled more stone. So it went, down to me. I was too good to … Continue reading

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“The Sculpture”

I like walking alone in the city. I am able to stop on a whim, peer in store windows, inhale odors of exotic, ethnic foods, surreptitiously people watch during my stroll. It’s a beautiful, early February afternoon and I’m wandering … Continue reading

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“Desolation”

Dead branches slice the viewscape Like the first rivulets Of paint poured onto A Jackson Pollock canvas. The flat, two-dimensional scars Seek further definition From the solitary bird That sits on its battered perch. But it spreads its wings And flies … Continue reading

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