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the laughter of the gods

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0The 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

Facebook10 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 10Bertolt 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

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0This 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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The House of Atreus: A Play

Facebook18 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 18Agamemnon is like: I can’t believe we’re still stuck in this place. I am totally tired of waiting around for wind. I’m going to sacrifice my youngest kid to Artemis. Tell her it’s her wedding, she can … Continue reading

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voices

Facebook13 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 13(in St. Paul, Minn.) Why does the owl, her nest turned into flames By an errant fire balloon, shriek as she flees? As the solo goose flaps his steady beat, Sea-bound, whom does he think will hear … Continue reading

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signal

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Eight with twenty-one zeros. That’s how many Letters and numbers, dots, jots, tittles and clicks Our chatty species sent around this year– More than in a score of generations past. Into that wind-whipped Sonoran, I cast These … Continue reading

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