Monthly Archives: October 2008

A HOUSE DEMOLISHED

Driving by that house I went to town. When I returned I saw they’d torn it down. Long empty, still beautiful, but in disrepair I was shocked to see it wasn’t there. In its place a pile of wood and … Continue reading

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MEDICINE BOTTLE CAPS

If you depend on pills to see you through and that’s what many people do have you had a problem of accessing — a problem that is most distressing? Those plastic bottle caps are often hard to turn  — to … Continue reading

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AN ANGEL CRAFTED BY THE MOON

I walked into the night enconsed in lunar  light. The moon, so bright, cast shadows. I saw my own  stretched out upon the lawn mimicking my every move as shadows do. Much less distinct than my solar shadow it seemed … Continue reading

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THE PEDAGOGIC COWS

The pedagogic cows are teaching some of us to focus — to concentrate on matters close at hand. Their prey is grass. They seem as if they’re praying as they move across the pasture oblivious to most intrusions. Their agenda … Continue reading

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A DARK DAWN

As dawn comes to a cloudy sky it come reflected in the asphalt road I walk upon — its surfaces  a mirror of celestial turbulence just spent. I dodge puddles that hold reflections of their own much more decisive. The … Continue reading

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BAFFLED

Not everyone he cares to know is interested in reciprocity. He’s had overtures ignored — suggestions of a rendezvous deflected. And he’s been disappointed. He cannot read  the hearts and minds of others well and fails to understand the subtleties … Continue reading

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THINKING TALL

One of the strangest things of all it seemed to me at the time was that I woke up thinking “tall” — “tall” was all that was on my mind. When I was a child I built tall towers with … Continue reading

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APPLE PIE THERAPY

As the darkness seen through windows began to take on gray it was the beginning of his day. And he was found eating homemade apple pie. He thought of the falling DOW and the bitterness in politics and growing old. … Continue reading

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TYING SHOES

Sometimes when I tie my shoes I think of when I first learned to tie them which was quite awhile ago. And I recall the struggle that it was to get it right — how proud I felt when I … Continue reading

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A WALK IN AUTUMN

The days are shorter, cooler now. As I negotiate the paths I often travel early in the morning I feel a gradual closing down suggesting sadness. The world has changed considerably since last I took my morning walks aware of … Continue reading

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