Tag Archives: courage

his chair gets up – April 20

4.20.2017 his chairs gets up by itself   a button moves him into position   to rise, step, move out for bodily functions.   and yet his voice is clear   his eye sharp his listening full and present,   … Continue reading

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our father – April 12

4.12.2017 I held his hand and we said the our father   the strength of his grip defying the frailty   holding on tight to claim the faith   that joins us as he awaits an end. ———————–

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songs on the way – August 11

8.11.2016 all we go down to the dust yet even at the grave we make our song Alleluia, Alleluia Alleluia.   a plain plastic box holds her remains but not her soul   we spoke and prayed the words for … Continue reading

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the lion appears – August 28

8.23.2015 the lion appears large sleepy eyes gazing   I look back affecting calm, lean to breathe into its face   as it opens its mouth to chew on my hand   like a dog not yet biting down but … 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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the explorer: short form – May 15

5.14.2015 the¬†explorer is the person who knows when it is time to come back out of the cave.   the other guy is called a dead guy. ——————–

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holocaust -the bondage of death – April 17

4.15.2015 a long slick narrow bridge over waters filled with death   hate filled people gleeful in pot-shotting at random victims   a gauntlet of terror each movement only forward   unsure if the next moment will be the halted … Continue reading

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