Monthly Archives: September 2008

THIRST IN AUTUMN

Impatiens in the nearby garden suggesting thirst through wilting petals seem as if they’re watching me. My rain barrel is being drained into a sprinkling can and they must hope that I will help them mitigate their thirst. They know … Continue reading

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UNLESS

What a gift: remembering! How wonderful: imagination! How great these tools that we employ — each day enhanced by them. Unless perhaps, we’d rather not recall some things — and rather not prognosticate about some possibilities.

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NORMAL FOLKS

Sometimes I belong here — sometimes I don’t — that is if belonging is a feeling — not a fact. Even the roads I walk upon are foreign and familiar depending on my state of mind. I resist community and … Continue reading

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IT DID NOT HAVE TO BE THIS WAY

When it all started it could have been different — couldn’t it? After all God had a choice. He was free and He decided to put it in gear and to go forward where He wanted to go. So he … Continue reading

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TWO SPARROWS

The five gallon container, half full stood beneath the spigot of my rain barrel. Unbeknownst to me, two sparrows (maybe coming for a drink — perhaps a bath) flew into its depths and they never reached the sky again, By … Continue reading

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CRANES

When the night released the sky from darkness I looking over the bay toward the city began to see its buildings touch the sky. And I saw scattered here and there cranes — silhouettes of steel amidst the concrete jungle … Continue reading

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THE BISHOP SISTERS

I knew little about them when I was six. They were the Bishop sisters. They lived next door in a little red house. I knew that they were old and that they liked to have me visit them. The other … Continue reading

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SLEEP

The night descends and carries me away. The darkness comes extinguishing the day and then the pillow on my bed conforms to certain contours of my head. I leave the world behind and join another place so different from a … Continue reading

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A TIME TO THINK OF TIME

There is a chill in this September’s air and dawn comes later. The tall grasses turn toward browns and leaves are falling down. All around I feel the ambiance of change. The autumn equinox just days away makes one grieve … Continue reading

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BAREFOOT

On a day that promises the sun will shine but just before it does walk into the middle of a field. Look upwards to gaze upon the center of the sky. Then slowly pivot taking in the north and east … Continue reading

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