Tag Archives: Americana

Synopsis for a Novel

I read a book once, one with a happy ending the denouement didn’t suit my mood I have to admit; the good guy won out in the end and got the gal, justice was served, the bad guys got their … Continue reading

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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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Night Listener

Listening to faltering surreal broadcasts serenading another Summer equinox, the composition’s title eludes him, Miles;haunting contemplative succinct flags down thoughts mimicking melancholy, Gil Goggins’ circumspect piano embedded in the spent day’s residue receding like the listener’s reverie broken by random … 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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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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Another Early ’70’s Neil Young Song : Time Lost

Did you ever wake up in the middle of the night , wandering where the life went you should’ve led ? And did you ever wonder in the middle of the day , what happened to all those books you … Continue reading

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