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Light Through the Apertures

Light Through the Apertures

    Light Through the Apertures Want to enjoy your travel?… pack little of your belongings Want to enjoy life?… keep to a minimum your yearnings We foolishly think that the foothold of earth is quite strong Haven’t we ever experienced slipping on a marble floor? Don’t take this mortal life so seriously… dear partner […]

STAKE

STAKE

  Persuaded by late-night movies of Lugosi, I shrouded myself with Grandfather’s brown bathrobe and became Dracula. On moonless nights, I left the refrigerator door ajar to create Nosferatu shadows. The fedora box on the commode looked like a cat, a gargantuan bat, a beheaded horseman. My slippers scraped against the marble of the corridor. […]

Blind-Born Fish

Blind-Born Fish

If I were a blind-born fish Pale and listless on deep sea cliff, Never to know the heat of sun Nor the thin white feel of day, I could never dream of that called warm Nor vision a heat-scorched sand. I see in this colored day While sitting in filtered noontime sun, A world all […]

Baklava on the Kitchen Table

Baklava on the Kitchen Table

Fruit flies hovered over the ooze of the honey syrup. Crumbled walnuts mimicked broken teeth. No one touched them. The paper thin filo dough became wrinkled, and Mother kept pushing the plate to the center of the table. During breakfast, I placed olive seeds next to the fallen pistachios. Mother removed them with irritation and […]

Writing Our Future

Writing Our Future

      “Writing Our Future” by Esther Bradley-DeTally December 13, 2016 Tattered nerves on a planet gone flat as in air out of bicycle tire, or thin conversations conveying empty space. Ain’t it awful?  It’s been done before. Nasty Nero and his violin and Caligula, that besotted fool committed unspeakable acts of horror, all […]

Girls

Girls

Poem from… Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW by Gerda Govine Ituarte published by Swan World/Éditions du Cygne 2016           Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW acknowledges the power of silence and reflection to heal the residue that blinds and binds us. Words carry the cadence, tone, feel and melody to weave […]

Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW

Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW

Two poems from… Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW by Gerda Govine Ituarte published by Swan World/Éditions du Cygne 2016                 Future Awakes in Mouth of NOW acknowledges the power of silence and reflection to heal the residue that blinds and binds us. Words carry the cadence, tone, feel […]

Right to Bear Arms vs. Right to Life

Right to Bear Arms vs. Right to Life

  While perusing Facebook on Saturday, I read an article about the young singer from The Voice who was shot by a deranged man while signing autographs after a performance. In the 24 hours after that shooting, seven random people were shot and killed in unrelated events in LA. I read about that on Sunday morning […]

Till the Very End

Till the Very End

  “98 Year-Old Vet Dresses in Uniform One Last Time On Veteran’s Day, Dies Hours Later” —Huffington Post, November 2014 Master Sergeant Justus straightens his lapels at noon, salutes the nurse, and rests against his weary pillow. Colors swim in Master Sergeant dreams— blue of smoke, white of bone, red of sundered limbs. His leathered […]

All Aboard! Welcome to My Canoe, My Train, My Plane, My Journey

All Aboard! Welcome to My Canoe, My Train, My Plane, My Journey

  “So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain     All Aboard! Welcome to my canoe, my train, my plane, my journey I am on airplanes a lot. So I thought I knew what turbulence was when, on my […]

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