Rest in the Divide

Jun 13, 2016 by

I find relief in contrast.

I see, hear and feel contrast in a land where valleys rise to the spine of the earth, where rivers cut through jagged ribs of rock, and parched deserts meet Miocene rain forest.

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On a Son Gone to College

Jun 12, 2016 by

I stop at your open door,
stare at the empty chair, your clear desk
Punched by the zesty smell,
my mind, stirred and swirled

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Dare I Share a Peach

Jun 11, 2016 by

In the security monitor on the wall above the front door, Michael saw the neighborhood baker holding a small white pastry box. The box and the white chef coat glowed pink from the red porch light in the wintery overcast afternoon.

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Last Day Together

Jun 10, 2016 by

I watch you over the top of
the investigation report, creating
work, the subtle flicker of concentration you direct
at stacks of paperwork on your desk, shuffling

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Whisper of Wind

Jun 9, 2016 by

The whisper of wind in firs will take me home, faster than anything. Back to the cottage that my father built when I was small, set in the woods, up a long graveled road.

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Small Town

Oct 5, 2015 by

A small town is made up of more layers than a Danish pastry. Starting on the surface, the sun sparkles on the leaves reflected in the shop windows. Depending on when you came to this town, you may know this place as Romul’s, Ann’s Panz, or Paris Fair.

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