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Extraction Point

Rotor blades are swiping the sky, bronze and orange paint their surreal stripes across the horizon; throbbing humming whirring, meld into cacophany; Rotor blades are swiping the sky, chattering clattering hammering, smacking concrete jarring the senses; squatting crouching striding toward … 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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Jeux Sans Frontieres

The dark blue uniform speaks to us in a language we don’t understand , the carriage we’re in stinks even with the windows open ; pervasive cloying tobacco , sweat ,dried vomit ,urine unwashed bodies pressed almost obscenely together ; … Continue reading

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Kyrie Eleison ( The Video )

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Rorke’s Drift ( 1879 )

Slow as acorns time awakens , shadows lengthen ; life and death flit across the moon lit fields , waving flags at the staring moon’s face , lit by death’s silent flit across flags , waved by staring faces flitting … Continue reading

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African Landscape

a barely muted buzzing of flies thousands upon thousands, a counterpoint click-clicking of crickets in chorus, a crackling of flames in the noon-day heat scattering sheaves of semi-charred papers in a gentle breeze that plays upon flapping posters, proclaiming in … Continue reading

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Kyrie Eleison

Lead me into that gentle soft morning, to that place where men once stood commanding the Sun, to that place where a half forgotten long ago adagio whispers through the air, across the broken ground and its sleeping grass, to … Continue reading

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