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  • To Languish By the Sea the Sea

    To Languish By the Sea the Sea

    Have you ever … “It’s on the tip of my tongue,” before? of course you have who hasn’t when something is gone and come and gone again .. post scripted  or seen languishing with endless superlatives where they’re printed, worth zilcho depending on how many fish you can get  to climb to the top of […]

  • Miriam

    Miriam

    Miriam He told me about the time he was at the hospital a year ago at the same time he would be at the same hospital this year, in the same room where last year he suffered the same procedure as he would be suffering this year .. exactly a year later. He told me […]

  • How Can I Take What You Give?

    How Can I Take What You Give?

    How can I take what you give your comfort or satisfaction your inspiration from what i give so selfishly? i do it because i have to speak if i’m ‘liked’ or not respecting those sacred few above all others who keep returning … what kind of friend am i who won’t go seeking/reaching for the […]

  • When Daylight Birds Take Morning Flight

    When Daylight Birds Take Morning Flight

    When Daylight Birds Take Morning Flight I was up before seven I made a pot of coffee I swept the floor I listened to the radio I poured the coffee I put sugar and cream in I climbed back into bed and slept until the dawn of night. I watched the moon arch overhead from […]

  • Killers On the Loose

    Killers On the Loose

    Killlers On the Loose There’s a place where life is never bare of mice and madness, where the world will come again flogging itself with delight every step of the way; made more evil by men who besiege, hold prisoners in bonds/of deepest despair; their love warped and cruel and rotten with usury to the […]

  • Frozen Moments Locked In Time

    Frozen Moments Locked In Time

    Frozen Moments Locked In Time No words to write/ no stories to tell now … Only experiences that happened; the day I looked into a nest with eight gaping mouths, the eerie sound of baby robins begging to be fed/ the night our house burned down and dropped into the basement. The reality of what I remember/ the words […]

  • Within the Fractures of His Mind

    Within the Fractures of His Mind

    He lived with Her until  she couldn’t stand it so she relocated him to a room in an old house next to a gas station … ….. that house was consumed in flames one night in defense – he said – of the FBI lurking outside his window … ….. the court said he did it on purpose … “Why would the FBI be […]

  • Deadbeat Amputee

    Deadbeat Amputee

    Deadbeat Amputee Oh! Hi! … OH! Jeeze. Hi … Hey, you know what?  I’m a bad person! I was tied up for a whole week so I couldn’t send you the money. My wife finally came home from Borneo and untied me from the hose I got wrapped up in when I fell hosing the back porch […]

  • Voyage: The Flatlands of Ohio

    Voyage: The Flatlands of Ohio

    *Photo above: Dayton, Ohio from I-75 Across the Border: Into the Flatlands Across the border into Ohio hard to keep my eyes off the furrowed fields, sprouts of corn, wheat or soybeans lines of green velveteen beckoning my eyes to distant silos and barns … beautiful country given as secret knowledge to those of us […]

  • Voyage South

    Voyage South

    After the Departure; The Road South And so the voyage goes … Uneventful miles rolled beneath the balding tires of The Explorer … along the Huron coastline over the Zilwaukee Bridge past Fisher Body in Flint a skeleton of what it used to be when time was ‘LIGHT’ where i used to be when all […]

  • Voyage

    Voyage

    My tasks complete i rose before the early dawn, gave one last listen to the great lake and the wrangling sound of ten thousand migrating geese and mallard ducks closed my eyes and breathed the last purest air i’d breathe for months to come, turned away from the tree i’d lived within and walked away […]

  • Song For My Father

    Song For My Father

    First I heard Stan playing ‘one note’ with samba beat in conjunction with machiado, whip cream, a chorus of shopping  murmurs hello names … espresso pastries, jive talk and solitary people seeking dreams within themselves … When Diz joined in i heard those afro cuban rhythms and lost notes grown along the tree rings of his later career … (So sad to […]

  • Songs Sung But Never Heard; Bits and Pieces of Verbal DNA; Words That Couldn’t Pass Muster Destined to Have Not Been Seen Now … Seen; Unfinished Thoughts of Suffering and Pain; #1 … #2 … and More of Same … (to come … )

    Songs Sung But Never Heard; Bits and Pieces of Verbal DNA; Words That Couldn’t Pass Muster Destined to Have Not Been Seen Now … Seen; Unfinished Thoughts of Suffering and Pain; #1 … #2 … and More of Same … (to come … )

      #1 with sudden change the air began to escape the float the favor he thought that he was making the opposite of his feat … his generosity and consideration like a sunken ship or a puff of smoke evaporating into hardship … further action that he needed the wrath he would endure the first […]

  • Visions Of I Didn’t Know

    Visions Of I Didn’t Know

    There was that moment when parentage grew wings; when each gave their life so urgently in exchange for the others delight. Then came storms and sorrow for all the right reasons; a child the only receipt that they had paid for their lives together; like minded authors on the road of their procession on days they shared the child of their creation; brief […]

  • Of Men and Mice

    Of Men and Mice

    i’m perfectly aware that those sticky mouse traps are cruel.  but i figure the captured mice die alone.  me?  i decided the sticky side of some vinyl strips i recently used on the floor would be more humane and maybe i could find a humane way to dispose of them far enough from the cottage […]

  • Stolen Serenity

    Stolen Serenity

    I told you yesterday that spring had sprung and i knew because i saw a fly and a bull ant on the floor by the fireplace and a tickling on my arm as i wrote this piece not fifteen minutes ago a tiny spider had invaded my space! There are gnats and mosquitos and other […]

  • That Old Clock and the Old Lady and the Old Clock

    That Old Clock and the Old Lady and the Old Clock

    That Old Clock and the Old Lady and the Old Clock The frame had a small dent, the number four rested against six after that old clock on the kitchen wall crashed onto the marble counter top because I opened the cabinet door too forcefully … That old clock still ticked so I rehung it until I could […]

  • Ergo

    Ergo i’m torn in many wonder ways captive held. Scalding seas narrow channels heights below surfeit ever changing seasons finding mark/steady back against chest … contact surface shot to shit with sweet nostalgia …. one single look of ‘wonder why’ exchanged … or was it simply sad … ? contact!!? spark !!! breath alive ? […]

  • The Day the Month the Hour the Minute the Second the Time That I Was Born

    The Day the Month the Hour the Minute the Second the Time That I Was Born

    That summer hot and sultry mid month mid year mid way past midnight bright lights shining blinding hands grasping fingers smashing through the air i did not really care it was not my problem i was their’s for the taking … i heard the pain that wasn’t mine explode into my space, the air, the […]

  • Trump Card Takes the Pot

    Trump Card Takes the Pot

    Trump Card Takes the Pot Trump card plays his hand knowing how the game will end He’s a big game hunter now he has his own guns ! the biggest guns in all the lands! the power of Life and Death held firmly in his hands … ….. Trump card plays his hand … ….. Friendly […]

  • Space Devoid of Time

    Space Devoid of Time

    wind blows memories through my mind\ time recedes, I’m moving through space devoid of time … in different lands … i’m in another place drawn in as a sketch or a figure etched in fog or mist watching … seeing … seeing the light of time past stored inside … Light from the past taken […]

  • Grand Canyon Phil

    Grand Canyon Phil

    Grand Canyon Phil  Lynn started having severe headaches a year and a half after marrying Phil who considered himself a libertarian pledged to be a pain in the ass to every person he met. One summer they were on vacation at the Grand Canyon riding donkeys down a trail along the canyon wall around 200 feet above the Rio Grande. […]

  • Setting Free the Birds

    Setting Free the Birds

    Setting Free the Birds   I was the smoking monitor for ten patients, in the screened porch one day. I lit their cigarettes. They smoked and we talked. Next to me sat gracious, sweet southern born Clara, her ankles swollen twice their size, blue, onion thin skin, ripped and torn, wrapped in gauze. Deserted by her children,  she lives in a movable […]

  • Where There Were Snakes

    Where There Were Snakes

    Where There Were Snakes .. 250 Words When I was a boy, we caught garden snakes in a field next to a place called the Tub Factory over by the railtracks.  We trapped the snakes by stepping on their tails. We’d pinch them behind their heads, pick them up, look at their flickering tongues and peer […]

  • Renewal

    Renewal

    Driving out endless possibilities/ skating over ice too thin/ holes chopped through frozen reality/ broken dreams .. in the hospital/ waiting for repair ….. Unknown encounters passing by/ sparks of visions wondering why/ lives joined in sequence/ the river meandering by/ sweet and terrible waters … .,…. Birth spring summer fall reliving/ gifts supreme/ singularity seen with double meaning/ […]

  • More Lake Magic: Morphing Sparrows

    More Lake Magic: Morphing Sparrows

    I sat and watched in peaceful trance water cascade toward me, it’s white caps reaching for the shore where purest water and land meet in perfect balance. A half mile off shore men fished in the trough between shallow water colored tan and deep water blue that extended to the horizon then further where deepest knowledge lies […]

  • A Day In the Life III

    A Day In the Life III

    continued  …  So i grabbed the shop vac went into the bathroom and and sucked it up … While I was sucking I noticed how lousy the baseboards looked so I decided I’d tape them off and paint them … BUT NOT TODAY .. !  I had enough on my platter!  (and the list was growing … […]

  • A Day In the Life

    A Day In the Life

    continued …… I HAPPENED TO PASS BY THE LAUNDRY ROOM ON THE WAY TO THE BATHROOM, I SAW SOME JEANS THAT NEEDED TO GO INTO THE DRYER …  … so i put them into the dryer then I started to move the furniture back to where I wanted it.  When I finished I remembered I was going […]

  • I Know … It Knows … I Love … Her So …

    I Know … It Knows … I Love … Her So …

    Pretty soon  i’ll be flyin’ the big bird to the northern climes, hitting the ‘motor city’ around eight to ride with the Explorer … Three hours later i’ll be on the sunrise side in big pine country watchin’ the sun rise up orangery/red shining’ low over big lake water; glaciers child/pure and fresh above the eastern plane […]

  • A Day In the Life

    A Day In the Life

     A Day In the Life Prologue Night words floated out of reach ‘till almost dawn … Then, morning, noon and night passed by, my wings still clipped; (far too many extraneous thoughts lurking in my peripheral vision kept me from taking flight …) I knew i’d get my inspiration back i just knew it … ! Next morning […]

  • The Eternal Mystery: 10/01/15

    The Eternal Mystery: 10/01/15

    The Eternal Mystery: 10/01/15 Great Lake pounds the shoreline with fury. More power than i’ve witnessed before. Extraordinary the only word to describe it. The rushing sound of an infinite number of wavelets one continual line of white caps breaking parallel to the shore , a mile in each direction Mirrored offshore a broken surge crackles with fluid […]

  • There Was His Face

    There Was His Face

    There was his face … A mixture of youthful mirth, his right eyebrow a calligraphy flare at the end of a sentence, his mouth twisted into a half smile, his head cocked to the side, mischeviousness written all over the place. A question mark at the end of his eyes that said, you don’t know […]

  • The Great Beginning

    The Great Beginning

     The  Great Beginning Hear words spoken softly whispering kindly seeking solitude shelter from the storm. … See withering roses planted the sky above paying tribute, fresh water flowing through breezes in the dark to places unknown on paths never taken. … The never ending search for trail’s end. … The great beginning.

  • To The Writer: Consciousness Creates Reality: From the Writer ..

    To The Writer: Consciousness Creates Reality: From the Writer ..

    From the writer Consciousness Creates Reality …  Words  From those thoughts …  to mine sparked …. ! https://consciousnesscreatesreality.wordpress.com/kontakter/ To The Writer Separate’s disengage from crowds of disparate destruction … the lies of truth unfold … reality creates consciousness unseen … ghosts of living transposed ,,, turned around … burning without reason unyielding … unwinding the […]

  • Does Anybody See?

     Can ANYONE read  the writing on the wall? ********************** Ronald Regan founder co/conspirator; Jerry Falwell,  leader of the Silent Majority.  Regan gets the support of millions of Christian voters in return for supporting Born Again Christians in government races nationwide.  The Christian Right begins its infiltration into positions of power. Within the Senate and House of Representatives great […]

  • ZUMBA MY ASS!

    ZUMBA MY ASS!

    Once again he was saddened by the thought that, “She never thinks i’m funny!“ Most of the things HE thought were funny, SHE thought were either stupid or sexually degenerate. She hated the word ‘’shit’’ which he thought was the funniest word in the English language! And she didn’t think sex was funny which he thought was even funnier than the word […]

  • Lucinda Singing

    Lucinda Singing (I know that’s Bonnie Rait sp.) These women singers and their words! I’m touched by their heartbreak. Their emotions run deep and purple; deeper than the bluesmen who sound sad about lost love but aggressive in contrast … Their sincerity comes from a deeper more personal space; A darker spot within their hearts; emotions […]

  • Songs of City Blue

    Songs of City Blue

    Song of City Blue We ate and smoked the evening air we sang the songs we knew so well with flames of heart’s desire the songs we thought would never end … when life had just begun. Round and ‘round the room of souls we danced with youthful abandon … Little did we know we didn’t know … […]

  • Butter or Parkay/Or Is It Parkay Or Butter??

    Butter or Parkay/Or Is It Parkay Or Butter??

    continued … when he doubled over she called him a doofey fake vegetarian unemployed jack ass. He smiled.  “What’s a jake ass,” he thought?  Part II Most nights after cleaning the kitchen he joined in the t.v. room even though he hated that western channel. He usually curled up with a book by favorite author Louis […]

  • I’ll Have London Broil and Feta Cheese With Extra Tomato On the Side

     They had meat for dinner almost every night. But for months he had been eating tomatoes and feta cheese each night even though he hated feta cheese! He couldn’t stand the taste and it made him sick! She insisted all along he become a vegetarian and she insisted he eat feta cheese even though he loved meat and potatoes. […]

  • Ghost Trees Wailing In the Wind

    Ghost Trees Wailing In the Wind

    A picture couldn’t  capture the ferocity of constant wind blowing at least forty m.p.h. across the surface of the lake straight from the north white caps rushing the water the trees the sand and leaves … everything combined Shhsssshing relentlessly my hoody inflated into a reverse parachute pushing my head and body backward dots of rain prickling my […]

  • Nature’s Way

    Nature’s Way

      … yellow marble space/ ages past frozen time/galaxies beyond glass/sky reflecting sky/ rippling trees/ distorted splashing brightness/liquified light streaks ever moving outward … phosphflousent air born spores /clinging green algae/tepid water/ flowing acid, alkaline seas/ liquid splendor/seminal fluids coating walls evergreen …a world of wonder … ground lying flat/ pool pond Life/ changeling forms […]

  • Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll or How the Fugs and the Monkees Changed the World

    Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll or How the Fugs and the Monkees Changed the World

    The 60s and 70s were such tumultuous times! It started when the song “Masturbation Fantasy’’ by the Fugs and ‘Pleasant Valley Sunday” by the Monkees drove baby boomers into an insane frenzy of utter and complete madness intent as they were, on remaking the world to their own liking. Following The Fugs lead soon everybody […]

  • Sight

    Sight

      Sight There’s a place where life is never bare of mice and madness, Where the world will come again flogging itself with delight every step of the way; made more evil by men who besiege, hold prisoners in bonds of deepest despair; their love warped and cruel and rotten with usury to the core; […]

  • The Spinning Wheel

    The Spinning Wheel

    The Spinning Wheel  … or i might come up here and find white and dazzling, diamonds, chicken legs, easter eggs on the inland waterway, sparking gems off cleavage water, trillions of carats for hugs and why not? Dazzling iridescent half life ur-anal-ium lives within the bones where dry spirit resides, where clothes fit right and everything flows down […]

  • Let Your Wild Horses Run Free!

    Let Your Wild Horses Run Free!

    Let Your Wild Horses Run Free i lived my life contentedly/ in the shade of the fruited tree/ a world i visited every day/ where i shared my words quite comfortably/ before the apple fell from that tree/ scattering its seeds within the room of my despair.  (those scattered seeds still alive after all, the apple […]

  • The Saddest Poem

    The Saddest Poem

    The Saddest Poem No words to express thoughts too steep to climb to see the world and all its places to know the truth to find that space (of course it’s always there waiting to be seen) the problem? how to find it on a rainy cold day like today the air thick like tears from another planet […]

  • Chimps to the Left … Third Graders to the Right …. and make it snappy!

    Chimps to the Left … Third Graders to the Right …. and make it snappy!

    jeeze, if words were limited to bare essential words .. bare essential thought .. (like some people want it to be) …. only allowing certain combinations of simpleness to be used … there’d be no use for words … or thought … !! it’d be like living in 1986 … ! words wouldn’t be words […]

  • Mysteriosity

    Mysteriosity

    Mysteriosity Flowing sand defines the hourglass as Time draws the hour. Grains of sand – moments – flow inexorably toward darkness or the light of renewal into the mysteriosity of dark matter that fills the space we see as nothing …