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And Time


in between storms the trees bend and sway the howl of the wind is more than that it is like the rush of a subway express train passing through a station in a moment stirring the air and shaking my diaphragm shattering my thoughts I walked back up the gravel and […]

Odds and Ends No. 74


When my readers break, wear out, or fall apart, I order a box of three pairs for me and a box for her. I need them to shave and see the computer screen; she needs them for reading. My remaining old pair of glasses is in the loft bath- room. I […]

Strangely Silent


The sound of the rain on the metal roof became musical to me as thunder and lightning was accompanied by a dull darkness that sopped up all the air, all the light and space until a little before sunset. It must have been the smell of the end cut pork chops browning […]

Life Rescheduled


thunderstorms hung over the house all morning about to mess with my calendar even though I dressed for what I thought I was going to do today then undressed as rain pelted the roof and bounced down the street she was so close her lips so sweet I moved what […]

Odds and Ends No. 71


The cold I thought went away returned taking my appetite, taste buds, and my head prisoner. That made it coffee for her and hot sweet milky tea for me first thing. All I could manage was tasteless toast and a piece of rubber cheese. I foolishly dressed for an outside […]

Roof Rain


a symphony of rain played on the oldmetal roof for days it was like nightcame early around three or so we talked quietly andtouched the timeaway sweet cooking smellsof chicken and garlicrice and beans took the chill out of the day as the afternoon slidinto night for real

Spiritual Rain


The end of summer rain soaked my soul with a spiritual rain. It was a vibrant rain that fell straight down like a comb going through her long hair. Years of pain and suffering washed away in the downpour. Peace and joy shone in the new day sun. The end of […]