Monthly Archives: August 2015

walls of corn – August 14

8.14.2015 walls of corn hedges of soybean midwest roadsides burst with precision planted bumpers of harvest feeders of nations bounties of peoples close to the land. ————————

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early lessons – August 12

8.12.2015 we hated little Stevie obnoxious little Stevie spoiled, spoiled spoiled Stevie who never came back.   he called his brother Gibby, he called my friend Gibby, because he couldn’t say Gilbert but we didn’t know that.   the leukemia … Continue reading

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provocation – August 11

8.10.2015 protecting becomes provocation   villains escaping lest   we harm again the victim ——————-

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stories – August 10

8.7.2015 remembrances of dating days, times anew, friendships that grew beyond what first expected   and friends became lovers became spouses became family   and now smile across tables and tell stories that warm the heart. ——————

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home project – August 8

8.8.2015 cut the boards full breadth just so   fit the boards into the slots as set   measure twice cut once they told us.   damn. —————–

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habitat – August 7

8.6.2015 hands on helpers put in muscle grunt and even some skill   to produce a thing of value for an other family’s life. goodness of heart reaching across bad vibes times spaces to make a difference. ————————

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hey big boy – August 6

8.6 forest glade primeval dark, bare stream wending, older trees down, roots lifted out of the softened earth by summer squalls.   breathe in, pause. one barred owl calls and a lady love replies.   hey big boy, I’m over … Continue reading

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broken people – August 4

8.4.2015 broken people are part of our lives   and we wonder how Jesus can love us   and still let us go   through such darkness.   but that was his way   and who are we to judge … Continue reading

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sticking with – August 2

8.3.2015 sticking with the ones you came with brought to the dance signed the card made a way for   all the way home. ————————–

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all downhill – July 31

7.31.2015 bicycle pedals push and pull   at muscles and joints yet the breeze   gives joy even amidst the hurt   sailing like a boy down inclines   that barely angle but enough   from when my days were … Continue reading

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