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The Putt

Eye, ball, eye,ball eyeball; these last 3 feet on the par 4 18th, this putt for birdie, this putt for the championship; 464 yards, 1,392 feet traversed with inimitable ease leaving just these last 3; back to the practice putt, … Continue reading

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Manuscript Found in an Antique Dresser

Words etched in time, fade even as I gaze at them, wondering who wrote them? when were they written? who were they written for? and that final question that even History cannot answer; were the words ever read by anyone … Continue reading

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Intermezzo

Voices on a phonograph flutter across a deserted apartment, their cadences lose themselves among the zig – zag alleyways on whose rooves silhouettes are painted by passing airships on bright timeless summer days; In a nearby park the oompah band … Continue reading

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Lakota

  The bitter dusts of war the bitter dusts of famine, pierce men’s skins swirling in their hearts with a coyote chorus of forgotten words, forgotten peace; The Winds of corpses and the Winds of souls, howl with their forgotten … Continue reading

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I, Camera

There is in the photograph you’re holding someone taking a snapshot of someone else posing for someone else’s camera – who’s being photographed by somebody taking a picture to post online, and in turn is getting snapped by others taking … Continue reading

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Summer ’68

We wrote our own history in an illegible script with broken pencils borrowed from empty classrooms; We lit our fuses with spent matches discarded by all our yesterdays; We sat and contemplated the gathering gloom, dark and heavy as velvet … Continue reading

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Broken Memories

The Chanteuse alone, crooning existential torch-lit ennui, marinaded in absinthed vocals, in the salons and bars of La Rive Gauche, domicile to flaneurs and bohemian confreres; she is wounding their hearts with visceral monotonous langour; amid smouldering pyres of  Gauloises, stygian-leafed frissons … Continue reading

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