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A Thing for Words · 19h ago

The Homeowner and the Crow ~ A Georgic Fable

The Man stood ready, his lawn to spray In order to kill off or at least chase away Those bugs and such turning his green grass to hay “I’d reconsider that, if I was you,” he heard a voice sa...
A Thing for Words · 1d ago

Pillow

In the hallway I heard him tell her he didn’t like the pillows on their hotel bed. “They’re all too hard. You know I like one softer I can smush they way I want.” I can understand how someon...
A Thing for Words · 2d ago

Calling Time When You’re Down 0-365

I remember those nights that edged into day where I’d sit, pencil in hand, pondering how to overcome that day’s opponent… every night, every day, too. Obsession and fear kept me drawing up n...
A Thing for Words · 3d ago

An Afternoon in No-Man’s Land

The wild bramble bush has defeated me for years, defending itself with twisted wire vines and thorns like wildcat claws. It’s stalks and branches laughed off mere garden shears and sorely te...
A Thing for Words · 3d ago

Recreating Recall of the Priceless

Age can be a terrible thing, what it can do to a man’s body and mind that he once thought invulnerable to the degradation of disease and his own misuse over time. But along comes the day whe...
A Thing for Words · 4d ago

Heart Like the Phoenix

What’s it like to be the lightning? To have the power to set someone afire? Tell me what it feels like to burn somebody down, their emotions a pyre? What’s it like to look into the eyes of a...
A Thing for Words · 4d ago

An Ode to ‘Femotions’ – A Celebration of Life

It was just another sunny spring  Sunday afternoon, the kind where the wind sings its celebratory air,  when I found her curled up in her  own special chair. She wore headphones  holding bac...
A Thing for Words · 5d ago

The Lullaby of the Night

Night holds her mysteries close, within the folds of her velvet cloak. This is the garment in which she intends to wrap you, to transform you into another of her secret children she holds so...
A Thing for Words · 6d ago

Circulatory System

Dear You, I came across a photo of you the other day so I thought I’d drop you a line. It’s been such a long time since we last talked. It reminded me of the long ago time when I’d always fi...
A Thing for Words · 1w ago

The Answer in a Flash of Morning Sun

I think I’ve passed right over the acme of my life’s arc, through its payoff middle and missed it. No Ansel Adams grand vista, no temporal sweet spot in a man’s life where he can stand and s...