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Poem for August

It is always August. If time would stop, it would stand still Under the dog star. Winter lingers, but all of that season is labor Boots, gloves, scarves and coats Off and on, on and off Snow shovels and firewood … Continue reading

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Afternoon Post, August 5, 2021

When Wendell Douglas come back from the war he looked to be about a foot taller.  He’d volunteered as soon as he was of age and shipped out right before the Allies took the beaches in Normandy.  He didn’t see … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, April 28, 2021

First thing I hear is the sound of a train Did it wake me? I know its route It comes out of the south Will it take me? It bellows and moans, like a calf in pain.

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Evening Poem, March 25, 2021

. At twilight the great birds gather In the naked sycamores Their black wings rasping as they move From branch to branch Now they lift slowly As if through water Their wing whispers multiplied Wild and magical sound of blessing … Continue reading

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Morning Post, February 17, 2021

Remember snow days when we were kids?  While it was still dark Mom or Dad would crack the bedroom door and say ‘You can sleep in, buddy. No school today.’  Was anything ever more relaxing; more welcome?  Then breakfast was … Continue reading

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A Happy Ending

It had already been a long day. A case I thought I had settled blew up again.  My star witness gave a statement to the defense.  I don’t know why and everybody in the office seemed to blame me for … Continue reading

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Afternoon Post, August 23, 2020

The law was here an hour or two ago.  Wantin’ to know about that car that’s been parked over there by them trees. Been there for days.  I didn’t know how it got there, I told them.  They asked if … Continue reading

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Poem, July 12, 2020

. On sunny summer days I travel in time With the music on the breeze And the light on the slow clouds (Always backward, I know no future) To steep riverbanks and wet stones Where I stood with the rope … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, June 24, 2020

. If I could seize a day I would capture this one With its gigantic white clouds Drifting in the sun And no clock ticking . And in the afternoon a breeze A faint taste of heaven That wakens memory … Continue reading

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Morning Poem, June 17, 2020

. The silent bird in the silent dawn Lights on the limb that sways There is no scarlet and no blue No Cardinal or Jay I look for sunlight, hope for truth Some good thing I could say But the … Continue reading

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