Monthly Archives: May 2009

deluge 1973

Like a page taken from the Old Testament, the rain on the north shore of Kauai lasted forty days and forty nights. Endless rains dumped a record ten and a half inches a day of hard, -even cold–pounding water from the darkened … Continue reading

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reasoning

context pretext postext what are the parts before and after, that influence the meaning what is the false reason concealing the real what is the excuse the pretense what are the after-thoughts an extended silence is the easiest most comprehensive … Continue reading

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upside of tomato

upside down heirloom hanging planted roots up leaves and fruit toward earth’s gravity confuses me the watering can agrees

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in venice ca

at the far end of today’s flash and glam movie-set soundstage caricatures, lived the 1950’s venice beach ocean front walk low-rent slums muscle beach founding father gym rats cartoon weight lifters greased like coppertoned monoliths grunted sweat dripping down torsos … Continue reading

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inside of this mountain

inside of this mountain trapped within its cavernous depths lives a life sans forty years a human speck vanishing at shoreline’s edge buried inside this mountain lives a frail innocence a lightness beyond this being’s current capabilities of body, of … Continue reading

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space invasion

the personal space of those generous enough to offer their homes and gardens up to strangers to ‘tour’ must hold little in the way of the sacred i watched today as strangers gushed with great envy over home and gardens … Continue reading

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ghosting the machine

i now know why writers find patrons or patrons select writers i now know why writers take sabbaticals years off hiding away on deserted islands mountaintops cabins in the wilderness where there is nothing to do but neatly stack words … Continue reading

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forgetting to book

the fine art of planning travel is very different than the love of travel for me, its as satisfying as: the sound and feel of a dentist’s drill a blow-out on the highway during inclement weather identity theft mid- holiday … Continue reading

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expectations

once evoked  expectations overwhelm once praise and acknowledgement traps in sound is voiced in print lodged in word or hanging on tip of tongue the  privately penned becomes  public fodder   and when expounded upon in any sort of venue holding … Continue reading

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page next

old words of many have dropped hard on myhead over these years goosebumps have risen up   like tiny bruises blue/black colors of cold flesh they have made me dizzy     crazily obsessed   out of my mind banged me in the skull, … Continue reading

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