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  121.     

Another Sunday Afternoon

Another Sunday afternoon
in fall
in Brooklyn
dead leaves rustle
over the cracked sidewalks
mixed with the trash
of careless minds
the September sun
is a golden orb
spinning on the web
of the azure sky
and the sound of
children
laughing
dapples the eager air
breathe deep
and feel the warmth
that penetrates the bones
when time is a pendant
you choose not to wear...

A crowd on the corner
women and men
idly
passing the quiet hours
in casual conversation
I pass
and there before me
ten feet away no more
a crumpled figure
in the gutter
drunk asleep? !
a long and frivolous night, my friend?
(chuckle softly
do not wake)
But then...
the smooth line
yes
near the head there
trickled, dried
of blood
is almost
imperceptible
the crowd on the corner
patiently waiting
for someone
to take him
away

Another Sunday afternoon
in fall
in Brooklyn.


(Previously published in Ygdrasil, Nov. '99)
 
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  122.     

Artist with Shovel

We're trying to come to terms with this thing called
'Life'
That's what artists do

Trying to dig beauty out of the
Pain
To create something lasting

Something that speaks beyond
Generations
Something extraordinary

To mock the crude incivility of the grave.


(First electronically published in This Hard Wind, by EWGPresents, Vol.4, No.5, May 2000)
 
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  123.     

Assault and Battery

The heart gets used up
Year after year after year
The mileage wearing on balding tires
Sure, it can be recharged, with sufficient juice
Now and then, but

Eventually
The poor thing, just can’t kick-start
The engine anymore
And has to be
Re-placed.


(Previously published in Poetry & Art, Feb. '01)
 
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  124.     

Atom and Eve

We are the holograms of our
Spiritual selves

Matter but a figment of a
Greater imagination

What is real seeming
Improbable

The substance of who we are
Impossible to hold.


(Previously published in Wired Art from Wired Hearts, July 2002)
 
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