Month: April 2020

A moment more

I want to hear a snatch of all the songs ever sung. The gong of all the bells ever rung. I want to see, smell, taste the flowing rains that have spattered on the canvas tops of wagons and the oaken decks of rolling ships. Please give me but a while longer before we lay […]

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Time for sleep

I cry inside. I see the sky in robin’s egg blue. Things of old have turned to gold, unglittering. An alchemy, an accretion, to life’s masterpiece. I fear I’m being asked to sign my name. There are nodding heads, prayerful hands. But, layered sheets of sleep settle upon me. Soon.

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Tree

Originally posted on Within A Forest Dark:
A Dream of Life by Karen Kleis, flickr He took your lives, Colette and Barbara from Iowa, a place smelling of milkfat and hay, where your Mama was looking for you, and he buried you in a shallow grave in Port St. Lucie. Nightly a priest performs an…

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If not today, then when?

Mister Macho, I’m not after your attention, nor will I give you mine. Don’t mistake me for a doormat. I know about theatrics, and I have a long fuse. Attack my kin or my friend, and I will call you out. It’s not bravado. Just old age that doesn’t care no more. Throw that punch. […]

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