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When Your Cover is Blown

Hobnobbin’ with a dangerous crewNo time to worry, too much to doMakin’ my way through a forest of timeDirection might slip and turn on a dime It’s reading like a story in a news magazineTelling me my brain is a … Continue reading

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Guest in My Swamp

Reading Brian Doyle and it’s likeHe took a vacation in my head, with a canoe orKayak, paddling around the marsh collecting lilyPads and skunk cabbages, so prevalent in the dark spots,And weaving them into a poem that speaksExactly to me … Continue reading

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Haiku: Wind Aria

The sea paints the shoreas the rain lashes my face;the wind sings a hymn. (waves: Jim Stewart)

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Haiku: Perspective

A tree in my yard, upheaval in my country. The tree stays the same.

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The Lift

Birds, pilots, sailors… all look for lift Artists do too It is the physics of magic (guitar: getold.com; hawk: geol.umd.edu)   Inspired by: T Bone Burnett’s AmericanaFest Keynote Address

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Mister Sniffy

In the grey light before sunrise you examine the yard and driveway: sniff sniff sniff sniff sniff Snort! sniff sniff sniff sniff sniff Snort! The new light catches the focus in your eyes, much as it might catch the focus … Continue reading

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Strawberry or Honey?

Strawberry moon looked more like honey, so I’ll go with that today. (top: al.com; bottom: wsj.com)

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Haiku–Ping Pong

Left right left right left my brain trading back and forth quick entertainment (top: adsoftheworld.com; bottom: preptalk.hermits.com)

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May December Be

You are younger than my daughter, but you are not my daughter. The rich human history of young women and old men is a cross-grain of joyful noise and heartache. Wisdom is the most valuable attribute in both directions, a … Continue reading

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Haiku–Bright Slippers

Sunlight finds my feet, warming better than slippers; Drowsiness follows.

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