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A Thing for Words · 2d ago

Like Carl Sandburg’s Hair

I wish I had hair like Carl Sandburg, silver and smooth, with a near-center part from which would curl horns of cool hirsute parentheses that would occasionally encapsulate the brown and gol...
A Thing for Words · 4d ago

Another Waste of Time

Sleep and lust once shared with me this bed where I lay. They were my youth’s balm, my refuge, bedmate and love. Now we are estranged, Nights are but numbed-over Days. Mirror images reflecti...
A Thing for Words · 5d ago

The Climb Left Me Breathless

Now I know. But I wish I didn’t have to. Then I’d be able to look down that deep well of recollection and enjoy seeing the reflection of the guy I used to be. Instead, I focus on the skin of...
A Thing for Words · 1w ago

Struck by Lightning

The power went out last night, the only illumination, until I found the flashlights and lanterns, were the lights flashing in the sky. I asked, in vain, if we could keep the emergency in-hou...
A Thing for Words · 1W ago

As Far As I Can See

Dewdrop diamonds glitter in the brush of a lawn that gave up its grass majority years ago. But it’s greener than ever. As far as I can see. The housetops across the road wear halos brassy as...
A Thing for Words · 1W ago

Asking for Directions

Robert Earl Keen tells me the road goes on forever and the party never ends. But sometimes you reach a crossroads, or a fork in your life’s road. And if you have no map, or go off the reserv...
A Thing for Words · 2W ago

With Stars in Our Eyes

I closed the book, put down the lighted magnifier and realized this might be the last one I’d ever read. You think of these things when you’re going blind. And fast. Ischemic optic neuropath...
A Thing for Words · 2W ago

To Hold You

I sometimes wonder what it would be like to hold you close, if you’d let me. but I know that’s an impossibility at this point. I’ll always wonder about it though, even if it’s as likely as m...
A Thing for Words · 3W ago

Meanwhile, On July 4, 1776

In Philadelphia, the great men with their great status and aspirations debated if these colonies should declare themselves independent states from their strict Mother, Britain. Some decried ...
A Thing for Words · 3W ago

Splashing Through the Looking Glass

There on the road ahead, a mirror lies. It tells a story so slant you can see up by looking down. But that’s a mirror for you, always showing you the opposite of the truth, though still trut...