Monthly Archives: April 2016

Courage

courage. courage to write one word courage to write another after it. courage to write a sentence, make it mean something courage to post it, to share it with the world courage to take it and mean it and say … Continue reading

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Flowers (Les Fleurs)

In English they are called ‘Straw flowers’ But the French call them ‘Immortels’ In English we say ‘Ground Cherries’ But to the French they are ‘Amour en Cage’ In English we call them ‘Daffodil’ The French say ‘Narcisse des Po├Ęte’ … Continue reading

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These Cold-Owned Streets

You look lost boy go call ya momma your step screams I got lessons to learn walking alone these cold-owned streets I guess you thought life was easy-street cartoon pimps and movie-hot mommas thought you’d hang back while you watch … Continue reading

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Her Favorite Food

Her car was imported BMW She dressed impeccably French bourgeois She was guestlist in every club And vacationed yachts off the Spanish coast And kept expensive carved ivory on her mantle But she stole my heart when I asked her … Continue reading

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Big Beef at Johnny’s Heirloom Seed Depot

Chioggia Guardsmark walked into Johnny’s Seed Depot with a Big Beef, feeling Rouge Vif D’etampes … Rosa Bianca hoisted her Black Krim and looked sidewise at Castata Romanesco who was smokin some heady Oaxacan Green … The room was thick … Continue reading

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The Cruelest Month

January makes me weary February’s cold and dreary March is parched and makes me start to feel like winter’s old already April is for fools they say still May will make me pray for June too hot at noon, July … Continue reading

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Sentry

Someone hurt you so you placed a sentry at the door to your heart. But the sentry let me in and learned to love so you put a locked gate in front of the sentry at the door to your … Continue reading

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