Monthly Archives: October 2017

Trees Are Praising (2)

A given gift, a gladdened glance, a view across the vale: misty-mellow moonshine mantras sweep the valley down to sea-sown shore, the open door to our bright core  of awe and symmetry so sweet, where wonder-winds will wander, will-less, through … Continue reading

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Flake of Skin

It’s a nameless place. I say “place”, but it’s not really a place, just as you are not a person (really). I come from there, but not as if I was there, and now I’m here. All of the saints … Continue reading

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The Trap

Oh, another rat gnawing away inside the wall. We hate to do it, it wants to live. I bait the trap with peanut butter (they can’t resist) and I wait.   Morning, and I go around to check the trap … Continue reading

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In Peace

We listen to the daily reports and then discuss the “precarious state of the world” as if it were something outside of us, once or twice removed. We hover like Greek gods above our lives, only rarely descending to inhabit … Continue reading

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To Infinity

You showed me a dog-eared book from your college days, an anthology of poetry which you somehow kept throughout all your moves because you loved it. When I opened the pages, I saw where you had used a yellow marker … Continue reading

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Sightless in the Dark

We stood suddenly very still in the utter pitch black. I turned off the flashlight, and even the dog ceased moving — its ears raised, feet firmly rooted in place. There was something very big, very near, rustling around in … Continue reading

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Just the Wind

There’s a door that’s always opening, always closing. Even with all of the opening and closing, nothing passes through, not even a sliver of wind. I once imagined that I was a friend of the wind. I’d climb to a … Continue reading

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