Tag Archives: memory

friends pass – June 9

6.9.2014 friends pass sometimes because the cancer caught up to them   some because they stuck a needle into their arm one too many times and the heroin got ‘em   some simply dropped one day in the library stacks … Continue reading

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mr. machines – May 31

5.31.2014   Mister Machine, Hoppy and six guns, Barbie and Playdoh GI Joe   childhood frozen in long afternoons of trying to make the Etch-a-Sketch run.   Lionel, Flyers, coasters and wires, knowledge of more than just bicycle tires   … Continue reading

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picture window picture – April 25

4.25.2014 the picture window picture flows straight out of my catalog of dreams   images of amber waters winding out amongst the wooded tree lines while soft angled sun filters in from my upper right   as if currier left ives … Continue reading

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faces – April 24

4.24.2014 faces around tables that don’t listen   faces that relate the passing time   faces who once upon the once were children   faced that have paused only to rhyme.     faces of the aged and forgotten   … Continue reading

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when I was young – April 21

4.21.2014 when I was young I prayed for a red Columbia bicycle and for the mean kids to leave me alone.   I didn’t know that You paid attention to the big stuff and thought that maybe You didn’t care … Continue reading

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hi mom – February 4

2.4 hi mom. I brought you this nice man, and this book I wrote about the strong women of the  bible.   you taught me all this, praying on your knees each day, breathing through your pain to help me … Continue reading

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family crockery – January 29

  1.29.2014 family crockery out of boxes, chipped rose-patterned tea pot, crystal sherbet glass caked with dust of the years, ceramic beer stein with company logo for service well done, china from england, silver tarnished to dark fantasy duskiness.   … Continue reading

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little goat boy – December 15

12.15 a little goat boy sits on the toy cabin porch that I built when a child was on the way   and we counted down the days and times pasting wallpaper, circling round clocks,   until the water broke … Continue reading

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christmas envelopes – December 14

12.14 writing names on christmas envelopes, faces, families emerging to affect my choice of card.   not all the same, the couple, the baby, indian wise men from afar, telling of hopes and fears, friends past and now.   to … Continue reading

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chestnut mare – August 6

8.6 turning the corner I see a horse nobbing its head against the end of the fencing. the long neck rolls and twists, stretching then upward to flex the muscles while a subcutaneous shimmer washes back down towards its side. … Continue reading

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