Monthly Archives: July 2018

Dead Tree

We have hammers and we have nails but the wood for the house is termite-ridden and the truth has long been hidden in the roots that we can’t see in the ground beneath the long dead tree

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Adrift

We are adrift without oars we have a compass, but it’s broken but even if it wasn’t we are adrift without oars and there is no motor and no sail and the boat has started to leak and we’re without … Continue reading

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The Pull Of The Moon

I feel very much a part of nature when the moon is full it always pulls my eyes towards it like the tides and when it’s new, the pull is still there and I’m always searching the sky, where are … Continue reading

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Dogs Of War

Once in a while our dog Pali will find a deer bone or antler and she’ll be so proud, slobbering all over herself and everything else just chomping away without a care in the world and she’ll be content and … Continue reading

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Coffee

They say ‘a watched pot never boils’ but I’ve done this quite a bit and the pot I watch always boils unless of course the flame burns out but otherwise it boils watched or not and there is something meditative … Continue reading

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Venus

She always joins me for dinner at the farm table in the meadow near the barn always shrouded in stardust but tonight she was nowhere to be found and I feared she had followed the moon to the east but … Continue reading

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The animals know what time it is

The cats have all gathered in the barn the dogs are running back and forth and howling in the meadow the chickens and ducks, on high alert gather in their yard the horse starts to make as much noise as … Continue reading

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Letter To A Dear Friend

Don’t worry at all about the news though it shows only a sliver of the awful things that you do by your bicentennial, all will be forgiven or at least forgotten or at least written out of news cycles and … Continue reading

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A President Who Talks

We had a president who talked to interns and he dropped bombs then we had a president who talked to God and he dropped bombs then we had a president who talked to Jay-Z and he dropped bombs and now … Continue reading

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Skipping Stones

I last time I had skipped a stone across the water I was seventeen it was the waning weeks before my senior year of high school on a hot summer evening after a hard days work on the farm still … Continue reading

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