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Dustbowl Memories ( A short story )

“Never felt heat like it kid..”; my grandpa would reminisce apropos of nothing. It would always be Summer and we’d be sweltering as a family out on the porch trying to catch our collective breaths and there’d be grandpa reassuring … Continue reading

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The Dust Bowl

The names and their faces those times and their places, the rundown rail depot from where the last westbound left in that dry-cracked goodbye summer when water was heaven and wells coughed their grinding choking echo, dust for a future … 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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Once Upon A Time In The West

When that wind roars out of the South, the one called the “Zephyr”, it tears right through El Paso with raw heat and anger; Blasting like buckshot in saloon bar brawls, it stampedes droves of tumbleweed herding it like cattle; … Continue reading

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Lamentations

Lemonade on the verandah after supper, discussing Rousseau and Voltaire before retiring to the soft embrace of an easy langour; Expecting tomorrow and its harvest of promise,the lush savannah the tall sheaves and sturdy horses, and yet that tomorrow never … Continue reading

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Badlands Breeze

Badlands breeze blows hard, blows mean spitting time back in our faces burying our dreams all over again beneath oceans of dirt; We waited for better days that came and went while we were barely awake, ghosts of a hundred … Continue reading

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1980’s Bruce Springsteen Song

HOMETOWN WARS We fought all our battles so long ago out on the fields of play , one more home run to win one more heroic hit and a garlanded presentation to come , But that was all before My … Continue reading

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