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WORLD ON FIRE

                I still see them as we found them, the first torn open with pattern of punctures from M-240 impacts, small holes in front that blew open in back; further effect of burst tearing and leaving neck opened wide.  Blood was everywhere, most dark and some still bright when we reached him.  You could read […]

ENDEARMENT

                He spoke to his angel.  “I’m out of words,” he shared.  “I have nothing left to tell.  The dream is gone.”                 “It was a good run!” his angel answered mirthful in reply, “…but I don’t believe you.                   If you are empty, I will miss your writing.  I will miss existence […]

LOVE IN THE RAIN

          The front showed in bands across the western sky, cream wisp of clouds above shadow underside of storm, their contrast lighted sharp by the rising eastern sun.  Sky weighed cool and damp with the scent of humus—spring’s living earth disturbed, trodden, and cloven between hooves into mud beneath ranging cattle—holding in its air.            […]

PERCEPTION OF PURPOSE

            “All novels, all poetry, are built to the never-ending contest in ourselves of good and evil.  And it occurs to me that evil must constantly respawn, while good, while virtue, is immortal.  Vice has always a new fresh young face, while virtue is venerable as nothing else in the world is.”—John Steinbeck, East of […]