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On parental warfare …

Words of one syllable shot from their tongues in sharp bursts .. like gunfire; wounding the non-combatant too close to the trajectory caught in the cross-hairs of a marital war … ritual speeches spat ammunition; spent cases of love littered … Continue reading

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Midnight …

At the witching hour clouds blindfold the moon stealing the starlight with stealthy caress. Night has devoured the day, swallowing the sun- darkness has the power; dread and fear hold sway. On the grey horizon vulpine shadows slink menacing and … Continue reading

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Time etched …

I looked upon the rooftops of the town from my eyrie of emptiness, a dormitory cell. I drew the tiles I saw beneath that windowed perch; each one an individual; set in a pattern that required painstaking exactitude to reproduce … Continue reading

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On nearly drowning …

The enveloping sea swallowed me in a swirl of turquoise- weightless, unresisting, without noise I swallowed the sea: smoothly sliding, headlong gliding into deepening blue. In time suspended until- no breathing, no memory of slow and silent motion .. yet … Continue reading

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Rose petals …

Rose petals fade and fall drifting into oblivion gracefully ephemeral. Their soft beauty is undimmed although the velvet-bloom of summer-scented youth has fled. Strewn by a slight breeze from the sea these pale shadows float beside the path like memories … Continue reading

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A smile …

A smile like one star shining on a cloud-shrouded night  .. A smile illuminating the bruised-black sky with reflected light from infinite space. A smile from beyond the darkness .. starlit … on a child’s face … .

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Willow …

Wind-shadows move among the leaves of woodland trees, returning the sun and shade that interwove my childhood days: of hours gilded by the summer skies in flickers of selected memories; stitches in time’s tapestries. From within the leafy refuge of … Continue reading

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Where? …

Where is that child who thought that starfish fell from the night sky? Where is that child who sought the rainbow’s end without success and wondered why? The child who knew that toadstools were the seats of elves and saw … Continue reading

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