Thursday, July 31, 2008,7:23 PM
out of nowhere
outofnowhere
out of nowhere
I remember our night-
summer heat

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Wednesday, July 30, 2008,6:43 PM
the corpse
thecorpse
the corpse
of a hurricane-
sunset clouds

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Tuesday, July 29, 2008,8:36 PM
dripping my cares
dripping my cares
on the piano keys,
washing them off
with my fingers, watching
them disappear

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Monday, July 28, 2008,8:57 PM
way too long
way too long,
the years that have passed
since we've spoken-
far away sounds
from the river boats

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Sunday, July 27, 2008,10:21 PM
we debate
we debate
about our existence
as we roll on-
"nothing is real" he says,
as he stops at the red light

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Saturday, July 26, 2008,8:14 PM
it has beauty
it has beauty,
the bright, blue summer sky,
but no character-
trying to count them,
the scars on my body

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Friday, July 25, 2008,9:26 PM
hiding my thoughts
hiding my thoughts
on the back of the moon,
hoping that
no one will look there,
that no one will want them

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008,9:27 PM
as I drive, seeing
as I drive, seeing
a ford with plates from virginia,
makes me think
of days from my youth
when trips were exciting
.
I'm in Memphis tonight and will be back tomorrow night.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008,8:55 PM
filling
filling
a tattered notebook
with mere words
as my imagination
fills the universe

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Monday, July 21, 2008,8:38 PM
the night bugs
the night bugs
compete for my attention
as they swirl
around the patio lights
over my words

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Sunday, July 20, 2008,7:36 PM
if the earth
if the earth
would stop moving
I could stay
in this shaded spot-
restless thoughts

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Saturday, July 19, 2008,5:33 PM
the past
thepast
the past
quietly watches us
walk by

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Friday, July 18, 2008,7:07 PM
your eyes catch
your eyes catch
my attention as
mine close-
perfect hue of blue,
the sky

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Thursday, July 17, 2008,10:19 PM
quietly sitting
quietlysitting
quietly sitting,
watching the world go by-
loneliness

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008,5:05 PM
the fence
the fence,
a wooden fence, shows
character in each
straight weathered board-
my age begins to show..

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008,7:47 PM
day off
Due to family things, I won't have time to post tonight or visit others. I hate that, but I'll be back tomorrow. :)
 
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Monday, July 14, 2008,10:28 PM
geese call
geese call
in the moonlight sky
july heat

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Sunday, July 13, 2008,9:22 PM
the sun falls
Holding him in the chair, feeling the warmth in his shoulders even though he had died minutes ago. My brain spins like a top, wondering when the ambulance will get here, how he's the last of ten children, how he won't see my speech tomorrow morning, on and on......
.
the sun falls
while I'm not looking-
cicadas begin

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Saturday, July 12, 2008,10:31 PM
midnight rain
midnight rain
washes away the heat-
left only with yawns

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Friday, July 11, 2008,9:04 PM
breathing
breathing
in warm night air,
cleaning my lungs
but not my mind-
juggling thoughts

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Thursday, July 10, 2008,12:39 PM
the tree frog
thetreefrog
the tree frog
loudly complains above me
but to whom?

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008,7:53 PM
my fingers
my fingers
bounce on computer keys
in rhythm
of the song we heard
that night...
.
(There was a nice article in the Press Argus
today. The only thing wrong in it -- I have 4 kids, not 3.:)

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008,9:05 PM
an old oak tree
an old oak tree
whispers through the haze-
forgotten stories

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Monday, July 07, 2008,7:44 PM
holding hands

holdinghands
holding hands
in the sidewalk shadow-
sunset dream


I was surprized today when I went to Borut's blog.

I guess my book can really be bought around the world! :)

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Sunday, July 06, 2008,10:11 PM
full suitcase
full suitcase-
clouds cover the stars
at midnight

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Saturday, July 05, 2008,3:08 PM
shallow graves
shallow graves
by the park trees-
my youth

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Friday, July 04, 2008,10:40 AM
complaining
complaining
complaining
about the government-
putting up the flag

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Thursday, July 03, 2008,8:01 PM
does anybody
does anybody
still read poetry, he asks-
I silently point
at the five line poem
scrawled on the men's room wall

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008,7:50 PM
the hot breath
the hot breath
of the sun blows
on my back
as I, on my knees,
touch the cool tombstone

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008,6:50 PM
cloud covers the sun
cloudcoversthesun
cloud covers the sun
bringing in cool breezes
and thoughts


(There is a nice review of my book at My Own Little Reading Room.)

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