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Anti-dystopoem

(for GJD) United we stand, divided we fall. Together we rise. Alone, we hear only the call from sirens of an alternative kind of destiny, where attention seeking soldiers of fortune, their collegial architects and faceless shadows construct a new … Continue reading

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Dēmokratía

Have you ever felt the mocking tone of those who disagree with common sense whose point of view bears truly little weight. To deny understanding. Socratic debate. For whom jocular bullying is their choice of stick to avoid a dialectic … Continue reading

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Last Year

(Same River, New Waters …) Last year passed me the golden glove You know, the one with a fist of iron. She wanted no more of it.    Nor I. Those glossy, glittering, glistening, shining products of a golden age … Continue reading

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One of A Kind

Is she the last of a generation …? Continue reading

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Big Questions

They could not see the end of their noses the end of the last century the end of infantry and cavalry of Boys Own battles and yet they stand today in ceremony, the successors and descendants of those, who may … Continue reading

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Little Big Man

(for Samuel Leon Anstie) This fragile earth, on which we so depend is strewn with evidence that life portends a choreography of happenstance. Your shoes were made for your own special dance. Then you appeared and shone the warmest light; … Continue reading

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The Major

On the night before the battle,
a letter to his wife still wets the eyes
and we shed tears two hundred years on. Continue reading

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Beginnings and Endings

(for Kath) Your words, those words you found so readily, that bound more hearts than we can count, that longed to procreate, transforming stress and suffering into new-born life and unbound joy; a baby girl or baby boy, maybe both … Continue reading

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