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Redwood Souls

(a sawyer’s insight) The father had some questions, the mother’s smile, pretty with interest, listened while the daughter hid behind, sharing her face from time to time. Our need was to divert the runoff from the wooded hill behind their … Continue reading

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Toodlin’

I rode it on a bet through the rail-yard crisscrossed like tic-tac-toe, past wondrous steel sculptures of wheels, cowcatchers and smokestacks chugging their lungs for motivation. Skeleton steel dinosaurs dip their heads, feeding from grain cars patiently waiting in line … Continue reading

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Father’s Day

How do her tears reach all the way to my cheeks when we’re just trying to talk on the phone? She says she’s afraid that I’m not gonna return that I’m not really coming back home. Whatever assurance I want … Continue reading

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Bitter-Sweet Excursion

Saturday sidewalk, kids, dogs, skateboards, bicycles, packages and all flavors of folks. Gourmet coffees, beans and teas, dress boutiques and garden supplies a bagel shop and next door delicatessen. A world tour of restaurants to smell and taste. All too … Continue reading

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Lyrrin

I like hanging out on the corners of your mouth. Laughter, like a cradle holding innocence, spills itself into mischief. Bending lines drawn in the sands of reason, while testing, every moment you’re awake. Delight captured in the honey of … Continue reading

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Beyond Repair?

She walks without regard for hell or heaven. Her soul’s tripping over sidewalks grey with helplessness. The space above our clouds’ become a dumping ground zero left or right of stardust falling backwards. The circus left a trodden field of … Continue reading

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Time Gifting

My visits to the terminals: family, friends and relations, were never acutely aware of the microseconds, the moments, the minutes, the hours day and night, awake, aware, abandoned, afraid and alone. The need, nay, the craving for respect, affection, and … Continue reading

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Crystal Ship (a narrative)

My watch was twelve to four, noon and midnight twice a day. Wheel-watch, bow-watch and standby broke four hours into thirds: eighty minutes at each station left me a little time to play my father’s four-string banjo, ignoring comments overheard. … Continue reading

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Butano Creek (with family and friends)

She runs with the boys,         sure, swift, slight and blond. While I challenged, teased         and bragged about who would be first off the cliff         into the pool at the bottom of the falls, she had already         launched herself into space. … Continue reading

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Lace Architecture

Early morning walk in the oak woods with the sunrise on the left, I guess I’m walking south. Tar, a black lab, and I are chasing a sheeps’ trail along the eastern crest of the ridge. Rounding the crest, the … Continue reading

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