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Menemsha, Nov. 2017

Facebook5 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 5The green belly of a wave stretches, tautens Under its own mass–filaments or nerves Of paler green stretching to their limits As the body, relentless, falls forward. But the wave is a hybrid creature, its Sober underside … Continue reading

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Glendalough

Facebook4 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 4St Kevin had the gift of talking with beasts. It came naturally to him, a hermit, Living amongst them in his hollow tree In Glendalough, long vale of icy lakes. But just because he and they could … Continue reading

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Anachronist review

Facebook8 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 8The Anachronist is my interactive novel. Several readers have posted reviews of it on the Interactive Fiction Database. (If I may say so, the one person who gave it a low quantitative rating had a complaint about a … Continue reading

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the laughter of the gods

Facebook9 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 9The laughter of the gods is asbestos: Unquenchable. It’s genuine, hearty, Unselfconscious. Wet eyes shut to slits; lungs Heave the mountain air. A shaky finger points To the god who started it off: Nice one. He’d mentioned … Continue reading

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Mindlessness: A Sonnet

Facebook13 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 13I’m striving to be a little less present. You need the attention of our group. Your anxious eyes, urgent words convey a gripe; They sketch a threat you’re sure is prescient. But I’m counting syllables in my … Continue reading

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to whom it may concern

Facebook40 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 40It has come to my attention that the level of my age Is now set to fifty, with more movement on the gauge. Who authorized this increase? Who consented to the change? The alternative is worse, you … Continue reading

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The Anachronist

Facebook5 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 5In the year 1596, Anna is about to be burned at the stake. As the constable prepares to light the fire below her, she can do nothing but seek a solution in her own memory and imagination. The … Continue reading

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Brecht, To Future Generations

Facebook16 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 16Bertolt Brecht, An die Nachgeborenen (1939), in my translation from the very simple and direct German. I Truly I live in dark times! A sincere word is folly. A smooth forehead Indicates insensitivity. If you’re laughing, You haven’t … Continue reading

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three ages

Facebook9 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 9 1. The sidewalk is significant. Its ridges hamper wheels, Its cracks harbor meadows And little things with wills. It is safe–the street, maleficent. It is hard–it doles out blows. 2. The sidewalk barely registers: Eyes on … Continue reading

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to a well traveled hidalgo

Facebook9 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 9This will be hard to explain, so please lie Still and I’ll try to make it clear to you. It may have been a normal day; perhaps You were optimistic, out for a hunt. Something happened, though–a … Continue reading

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