Monthly Archives: August 2021

103 – MIGRATIONS

through grey steel clouds cold rained-on-day “ONKH! ONKH!” Canada Geese far off, heading away again. And again, another day, distant echoes call. corn-stalk stumped tractor-tire pitted fields scour sky, can’t distinguish directions, locations, only far off becomings till, etched cross … Continue reading

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104 – Canada Geese

at last again the trumpets of gathering geese so early in dawn’s mist so early in summer’s heat already the stirrings deep in the hearts, “Come on! Come on! We’re going! We’re gone!” Early morning rehearsal of the great tide … Continue reading

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1021 SO, WE MAKE THE BED 08-16-21

I LOVE MY WIFE. And there are moments in our life I don’t like. One is the making of the bed. Yes, we are obsessive about the need for neat in the morning enterprises. So, at every rising, we team … Continue reading

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1020 RORSCHACH SHIT…. 08-14-21

Once upon a time, when I was four I sat on the potty-seat pooping while Daddy shaved. When I finished, I stood up, stared between my legs, then looked up to Daddy and asked, “How can so much shit come … Continue reading

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1019 SENTIENCE 08-19-21

….cuts both ways. Allows us to know. …to experience the beauty and wonder all around us. To feel the joy of a touch. To understand the meaning behind the words. To cherish living. And, in the same breath, teaches us … Continue reading

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1018 EVERYTHING’S A MATING CALL 08-07-21

Darkness comes to a humid Summer evening. My wife and I, lounging on the screened back porch, listen to the frogs as a heavy August rain begins to fall. Ground frogs and anole call to each other from behind storm … Continue reading

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1017 MORNING PRAYER 08-03-21

I pray in the curtained tub for a drip from the showers of blessings, for no more than a mere mercy drop falling. I sense, at best, a listening from somewhere else. At worst, I hear myself, talking alone in … Continue reading

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1016 TROUBLE IN THE NEST 08-01-21

Do Mr. and Mrs. Dove ever fight? I mean, they mate for life, right? How long do doves live? Thirty years, maybe? One year can feel like forever sometimes, depending on who you’re with, you know what I mean…. Is … Continue reading

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