Monthly Archives: September 2012

Salt of the Sea

“ARRRGGGHHH!” I belted out my best effort. I knew I was over a barrel just because of my gender, but I didn’t want to bail out just because the part was usually given to someone who happened to be male. … Continue reading

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A Break Without a Case

It could have been a wicked gash, that we all knew For it would be easily seen, the blood that it drew And yet we might have been amazed, that it wasn’t worse For it might have had on it, … Continue reading

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A Can Longevity

I tilt my head back majestically as I suck the last dribble of the fluid from the aluminum can. It’s toxic welds hold together its shape while the paint outside of it proclaims its delicious inner fluid. My sucking motions … Continue reading

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The Crash was Missing

It was years ago. The sky was broke by a loud engine Exploded by a jet wheeling into a building Sending thousands to an innocent death Sending rescuers to their own demise   The pitch changed as the jet nearly … Continue reading

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Passing Phases

Phase 1:               The Health   We don’t know just why, it is that someone has to die It’s sometimes hard to explain, or even just to try You help them to live knowing that they are going away And it’s … Continue reading

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Birthdays All In a Row

Another birthday has climbed into my view Was it me that put it there? Or maybe you? Which of us wanted it noticed the most? Was it for me to be toasted, or for you to toast? For me to … Continue reading

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Three Times a Bury

Pardon me for saying, but I just have to say, That a person’s burial, should take but a day. No, I don’t mean that the hole is made the day of What should it matter unless it fills with rain … Continue reading

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The Bright Street

I walked down the middle of the street Across an intersection of dark and light. Shadows hid in the corners, over the sidewalks People there walked with darkness throughout the night.   I stepped up to the shadows from trees … Continue reading

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Alien Indifference

We avoided them as well as we could. We hid, sometimes throwing ourselves over cliffs just to keep them from seeing any of us and betraying our whole group. It had been years and so far we hadn’t attracted their … Continue reading

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And So It Goes

Many times since his death I’ve heard it said That he was a storyteller, not particularly well read Strangers in a bar, stopped me to say That they enjoyed his stories, most every day   I hadn’t known that fact, … Continue reading

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