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The Winds Of Autumn

November 23, 2014 by

Now comes the wind through the trees, be they palm, ash or oak, or my childhood dream, the eucalyptus.   Spacer   The foolish crow chases the great red-tailed hawk round and round in the sky as the afternoon air elevates.   Spacer   The squirrels run up, up, up into the tall palms, the […]

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Okay, So My Heart Is Broken

October 12, 2014 by

Okay, so my heart is broken and I’m not sure why. What I know instead is that looking back won’t fix it. Humpty-Dumpty made that clear so very long ago.   Okay, so my heart is broken and here’s why: expectations and dreams are now in the past and cannot come true, or they’re still […]

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When I Was A Kid…

February 23, 2014 by

…my family moved to the U.S. from Lincoln, England. I was five years old. It was the summer of 1956. We were all refugees in our heads and my father was a refugee in fact. He’d fled Poland in 1939, made it to England and joined the RAF. He met my mother at Friday night […]

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Sunset By The Sea

January 21, 2013 by

Here, time is its own hourglass The sun a mirror of its own reflection The ocean a wave foaming into itself   The distance closes around me I am the landscape and the viewer I see with my eyes closed tight  

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First Day of 2012

January 2, 2012 by

okay, okay, it’s new years day the food is eaten, the old year beaten and we are on our way   but where to this time around? up? down? win? lose? is it we who choose?   some days yes, some days no   so here’s me, wishing you, the things you need be the […]

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I Held Perfection

November 14, 2011 by

I went fishing last Friday. I wrote this poem about the experience. I’ve also recorded my reading of the poem, which you can listen to by clicking the link at the end of this post. I hope you enjoy them both. ______________ I held Perfection   I held perfection in my hand at the water’s […]

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John spent less and less time at home. He practically lived now with a lady named Jeri in Hollywood somewhere. We hadn’t met her, but we knew they were probably going to get married sometime. She was an agent I think, and I figured she helped him get on all the shows he was in […]

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Ignorance (poem)

June 6, 2011 by

The headline said there was no smell of human decay in the car trunk… The girl’s body may have been in there anyway, securely wrapped in a plastic bag, the police sergeant was kind enough to add.   If you were the mother or if you were the father or the brother or the sister […]

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Here in Chianti, in the heart of Tuscany, the weather has turned very cold, all the way down to zero Celsius, and there’s rumor of snow in the mountain passes as I write. It’s unusual for such freezing weather in October, but I’ve seen unusual weather frequently during my past four months of travel. Locals […]

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The Poem

April 19, 2011 by

It has to be incomprehensible. That’s the first thing. Or at least super-difficult to understand. If you can get through it, find the meaning, then it can’t be it. You have to struggle, work hard, riddle it out. Education helps sometimes less than you’d think. If streetwise, then go out and get experience Somewhere, live […]

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