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Tasteless Sweets

“I’m quite tired of beating myself up to write.  I think I’ll start letting the words slip out like a tired child. “Can I have a piece of pie” he asks, and then he’s asleep back on the cusp of the moon.”    ... Continue Reading →

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The Fearless

 Blessed are those who’ve been to hell and back -barefoot, they traverse hot coals and still stay on track Blessed are those who’ve been purified by fire -they are observed with glow in their aura -as they cycle through life... Continue Reading →

Summer Lessons

We’ll know as children again all that we are destined to know, that the water is cold and deep, and the sun penetrates only so far” ~ Jim Harrison from Death Again   On those warm sunny days under cerulean skies... Continue Reading →

A Mother, a Bride or a Mistress?

“Prolonged exposure to nature gives one a sort of grammatica pardo*, a wisdom of the soil.” ~ Jim Harrison,  from A Really Big Lunch The thoughts I have of Mother Nature are the same as God’s for us “Thoughts of good and not... Continue Reading →

Beyond Words

  Fear dons the red mask of anger, fooling everyone else but you Shrill night terrors-I valiantly attempt to drown in coffee brew Incipient paralysis-I cover with much mustered swagger Yet I just know that in the same way I... Continue Reading →

Which Filter?

You can’t write the clear biography of the aches and pains inside your skull” ~ Harrison from Skull /  Songs of Unreason   Agony pursues pleasure within my skull -handing out filters until a day is done When I look to the sky... Continue Reading →

For My Ears Only

“I’ve spent a lifetime trying to learn the language of the dead” ~ Jim Harrison from Sister in  Songs of Unreason   Never your voice in my head but your whispering in my spirit Never a thesaurus to decipher the rustle of... Continue Reading →

Finding Purpose

“The hardest part is when the river is too swift and goes underground for days on end”   ~Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason Life flows in moments -rising at dawn, ebbing at sunset There are those in our dreams -forming snapshots... Continue Reading →

The Edge of Reason

“I took a nap and wept for no reason”~ Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason The battle is always the same  I am the intended prey in this sick game  to be tossed and discarded  -to wear a new label... Continue Reading →

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