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Poetry

On Reading Poetry

How many poems are in the world? One, two, many. How many of them mean anything? One, two, none; they all mean everything. We exhale, expire, then inhale, inspire. We die our death, distant, dark, then work our words, wistful, … Continue reading

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River

The possibilities are, as they say, endless. We can fight, we can talk, we can live, we can die. Here, now, this chair restrains only a few paths. Books or bed or booze or something are all possibilities, pathways, parchways, … Continue reading

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Feral

Land without shadows, turned always to the sun; the light falls on full fields, rich grass , lively shores, but we find it insufficient, uninteresting, expandable. The isle is granted a new name, after the coney that thrive upon the … Continue reading

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On My Ordination Day

I had forgotten this day, or rather, that this was the day, my ordination day. The crypt is full of friends, families, even strangers, priests and deacons, at least one bishop, maybe more; festivities are waiting across the street, delights … Continue reading

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They Say the Most Important Thing

They say the most important thing Is to forgive But they do not say How to do that. You think they are Three simple words I forgive you. Four syllables, one long Three short. Yet how do these words work? … Continue reading

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Leaving Room

Love is patient. But what is that? Is it patient before, Or only in the fullest flower? For if before, I must learn Before I can find what I seek. To love I am to be patient, And then to … Continue reading

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A Hand

A hand, neither open nor closed, extending from the crystal past. It seems then time had not deposed a hand, neither open nor closed, which once held a cosmos enclosed but is now just showing, at last, a hand neither … Continue reading

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