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“The Beauty of a Big-Boned Woman”

She is called Mary Elizabeth a name that conjures dainty little ladies with white socks and black patent leather shoes. My Mary Elizabeth is tall a big-boned woman. She has a head shaped like the globe of the world and … Continue reading

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“Climbing Salvation Mountain On The Balls Of My Feet”

 (Copyright: Joel Robison) . I walk the way with head held high my feet on spheres for treads. Self-confident, my step is sure my fears rendered to shreds. The dark times, though, bring fright to light uncertainty to stride. I … Continue reading

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“I Am Aquarius”

I was born to live by the sea not on smooth sands of condominiums and mansions but on the rough bluffs of fishermen’s cottages and clamdiggers’ shacks. My home is high on a cliff where the scent of inland pine … Continue reading

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“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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“He Came in Peace”

The old man stopped At the gate Of the temple And stared At the modern replacement Of its ancient entryway. Ivy disguised The pillars built Not of hardwood trees But of multi-colored Industrial brick. The harsh white light Of halogen lamps … Continue reading

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“Survivors”

I was a teenaged boy When I placed The strange skull In the crook of the tree. It was an unblemished specimen Stripped clean by nature Its bone and horn Survivors of the elements. I envisioned my prize Above my … Continue reading

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“The Monastery”

Strolling cool walkways Adorned with nature’s jewels I discover peace. (Inspired by “Paint the Picture”, June 9, 2012.)

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