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Metropolitan Ennui :- June 24,2016

On the retro-style barstools along the windows, millenials garbed in their faux-assemblage of the hat,faded cargo pants and designer leather sit staring at their i-phones or just gazing out into the drizzling rain, holding large artisanal coffee cups between their … Continue reading

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The Beggars’ Waltz

Certainty crumbles into dust, the meaning escapes from our lives like air from a punctured balloon; the last of our threadbare hopes tears asunder, leaving a gaping hole that we patch with remorse and desire, repairing outward appearances so that … Continue reading

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Broken Horizons

There he sits every day, whiskey and cigarettes daytime T.V. shoe leather’s gotten thin, needles in the hallway; the accoutrements of ennui, perhaps. There they sit every day images of unattainable dreams, missed opportunities, bad choices limitations; the architecture of … Continue reading

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Te Deum laudamus :- mmxvi

That the Lord hath spared His disputatious people the rod of Babylon and the ire of Egypt; He hath shown His people a mercy none deserved to be shown; For He alone hath revived that exiled branch of Is-ra-el long … Continue reading

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An Exercise in Disappointment

We waited so long for answers years went past like trains in the night lights on, heading somewhere; Back at the station ticket in hand we waited till the memory of our waiting decomposed in a lights out going nowhere … Continue reading

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The Skies Above Kent, 1940

Who shall make manifest again the courage of Lionheart? who will make their way to the cockpit of the Hurricane? who shall glance upward at adversarial skies abuzz with intruders and not blanch? A radio’s circumspect utterance that there might … Continue reading

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In Vino Veritas

Opportunities like seagulls in flocks have flown by , precious moments and chances whipped away suddenly from our grasp , sent whirling skyward into ethereal anonymity , revealing an emptiness of purpose exposing a hollow shell cracking at the seams … Continue reading

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