Monthly Archives: April 2014

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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Mistress of The Dance

Sometimes it seems that death is losing patience. Sometimes, her indifference gives me chills; not unlike a girlfriend wanting her own space, still the knowing without dying makes me ill. I know she’s been here since I found my first … Continue reading

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