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  • she was an artist

    you were an artist, a musician, a magnet to every motherless kitten. “there were two little kittens with eyes of blue, one was named Twinkle and one was named Boo” you lived in a world of your own. your hair was brown and your eyes were green. “day by day” “abide with me” you played…

  • Kool

    pLuNdERiNG LiVEs

      He started with homegrown tobacco and at the ripe old age of five, he was allowed to smoke in the house. When I was a young child he smoked Lucky Strike; a brand nearly forgotten now. Later I remember Pall Mall, and last of all L & M. After his heart attack and quadruple…

  • disposable

    d i Sp OS aBLE SociETy

      This old homeplace stands along a road I travel frequently and I kept telling myself I was not going to take a picture of it. The main reason is that it’s one of those old houses where the heirs have built a new house right next door and somehow I just can’t digest the…

  • g A s

    as i recall it…

      …this structure; once used as a gas station, resembles one where my parents drove away and left me while we were on a vacation when I was approximately three years old. and don’t try to tell me, “but i see they found you”, because i found them before they realized i was missing, but…

  • kine

    kine

      kine ‘kīn archaic plural of cow   Darkness had fallen on the feedlot and in the barns and on a normal evening we would have been up at the house settling in for the night. Preparation for the morning milking began at 4:30 AM so bedtime was always early. This night found us in…

  • m i S s i N G

    m i S s i N G

      and other times, it feels like something is missing     i let go of your hand like a wheel on a track the sky was unfolding i’d have fought the world for you call my name and i’ll be there i’ll see you through you’re the color of the sky you’re the whispering…

  • a N A L o G

    a N A L o G

      whenever i think of a film camera, i think of it in terms of being “analog”. so, i looked up the word analog to see if i was using the word incorrectly and in the strictess of terms, i don’t think i’m am. typically, used to describe a clock or watch with moving parts…

  • balloons

    balloons

      you know how hospitals have this long tradition of taking a patient being released from the hospital to their car at the curb side in a wheel chair ? i had occasion to walk through the area where those staff members leave the wheel chair after the patient leaves and saw these balloons still…

  • O, Brother

    O, Brother

      i find people have a tendency to make statements that are too broad. i.e., “All men take women for granted”, or “All women are too emotional”, or “Children never like green vegetables”. when i hear statements such as these, i have developed a new habit of audibly saying, “No. That is too broad of a…

  • it's heaven

    it’s heaven

      10:00 AM and I felt like I’d already done a day’s work straitening up the house, feeding and dressing two toddlers; Johnny 4 and Carrie 3, but finally we were on the road heading into town to take care of Monday morning errands. The air was brisk, but the unexpected sunshine made it feel warmer…

  • t E A R

    the purr of a feline

      How do you write a tear? Can you possibly convey the burning sensation as it wells up at the rim of your eye? Sometimes they dissipate with no flow. Other times one or two spill over the limit and trickle onto your cheek. Late at night when I lie in the darkness hearing the…