Remember Us

“Remember Us” Like pictures on a screen in seconds, lost or blips upon a monitor turn long old memories are flown with deadly cost: as quarks may separate eternal song. The picture caught though words may flutter by though hole is in my net and so I sigh. A set of words surround my broken…

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“Bang, Bang”

  She stood outside the window looking in; Her parents and the colored lights recall a celebration known as Christmas when all hearts are light and people’s cares are small. She stood outside the window looking in but dare not leave the shadows. There’s a pause; her hair entwined with twigs; her knee is skinned.…

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A Dose of Castor Oil”

A Dose of Castor Oil A dose of castor oil was once the trick our fathers often said we must imbibe. Then gagging does embrace the mucous thick as down it goes so foulness may not thrive. A stuttering, red evil here is strewn as AR Fifteens shatter all the love. We need an antidote…

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“Men in Orange Jumpsuits”

  She wanted the attention and the wealth. Bold disrespect she shows Memorial Day for Christians dressed in orange to their death; be-headings all the rage is Griffin’s way. I weep for Man whose lost all sense of shame I shudder for her stupid, bloody hands I feel the filth just mentioning her name A…

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“On Contemplating the Future”

“On Contemplating the Future” There is no Future; there is only Now. The Past is but a memory of flings; my days have flown with many hopeful vows, but Now is all that’s left among my things. The locket that he gave has turned to rust; the promise ring, a momentary pearl. And each forgotten…

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The Gift

(photo by J.Casey) My snowy visitors have brought to me a bright and beautiful December day I offer them my Chinaberry tree. I perch and stare before they’re on their way. They pause and groom each other for awhile; soft talk they share with cooing , cheek to cheek. They stare at me and, sure…

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