Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Name Game

  A long hungry wind with a wide mouth swept through the wounded land, swallowing the last lingering words of violence and hatred shouted out in the dark by the angry ones.   Animals that still resisted being named crouched … Continue reading

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Who Can Say

Nobody saw the stick figure slip off the page and run away. We were all too busy offering opinions about each other’s opinions, and who would miss a stick figure anyway? Even still, some may wake tonight with a strange … Continue reading

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Drowning

A wise teacher of mine once compared life to boarding a ship that is destined to sail out to sea and sink. Although our vision may be momentarily clouded by the shadows and storms of what comes and goes, this … Continue reading

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Lies, Damn Lies

Over the years, I gradually discovered that I live in a world of deception. Perhaps you have noticed too — it seems we all do it, to one degree or another. Frankly, we’re all a bunch of pretenders. We make … Continue reading

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Your Place

Up here along the ridge of the canyon it is easy to relax and goof off, which suits me just fine. Once I was a vehicle the universe employed to do a certain job it seems it had to do: … Continue reading

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Go Ahead

That edgy feeling that keeps arising until it can no longer be ignored — let it be what it wants to be, a message from you to yourself. If it challenges your fixed ideas, all the better to let it … Continue reading

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Five Social Graces

1 aimlessly scrolling the endless page a net of fake jewels, of cubic zirconium what is reflected, a mob of thoughts seeking confirmation of themselves 2 what happens to all the labor done in dreams, is there some dreamy payday … Continue reading

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All Beings

When it appeared, seemingly out of nowhere, a whole universe organically formed around it until it eventually expanded to include everything that can be imagined in this vast playground called space and time – unspeakable! There was no comparison, and … Continue reading

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Coffee Is Good

Tonight they came and gathered around me while I slept. As if on cue, they all leaned down, but no comments were exchanged (at least none of which I was aware). The mood was formal, no funny business tonight. I … Continue reading

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Direction

Before me, a hovering hummingbird — my colors are reflected in its eyes, it makes a quick decision. Behind, the startled night creatures run in circles, snapping at the air with enormous teeth. To the left, dark ships are crossing … Continue reading

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