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MT 4. Leaving the River

Dragon Dogs Packed and upon us they thinned our ranks. We flailed about with dead limbs dry sticks. We threw stones dung and clods of dust dried with blood of our children. Their stink all that was left the sun couldn’t burn away.     Leaving the river Food from unfamiliar trees Accident, the lack

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My Cod Piece from the Waterfront

ICELANDIC COD I stop at the meat and fish counter, seeing Icelandic Cod for sale. I  wonder what makes this cod Icelandic? Maybe somebody behind the counter can tell me what makes this Cod Icelandic. Now this is a large chain grocery store it’s true, but it’s in Gimli, once known as New Iceland….Partly I

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What Men Do A.

A.4 “Aaron denied any wrongdoing”, Uncle Jacob plodded ahead, “ but how could I believe him? No-one would make up such a story, certainly not Lucas. Not to punish Aaron could look like I would be favouring a blood relation. So he stands before us with the word of God heavy in his hands. Let

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CLOTHES GET ON MY NERVES

BEWARE THE NAKED MAN Clothes get on my nerves. My sciatic nerve particularly. My back is degenerate, like mortal and pestle grinding my cartilage to dust. The nerves make me squeal, any waistband or belt draws the pain into my groin. Be aware of the naked man, spread-eagled on 400 thread cotton sweat shop sheets,

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Welcome to my degeneration

I carry these two reports with me in case I need to persuade others, especially those in the medical profession, of my pain. Long story short, I have inherited bad cartilage genetics. These reports indicate the likelihood of disc degenerative disease, which means my discs are collapsing and pinching many nerves, including the classic sciatic

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Works in Progress

Reading, Listening, Research and Development The admonition to “write what you know,”  also means to learn and know more. Use your imagination…sure, but stoke it regularly with art, writing, and music to keep your work fresh. There are several streams of my work on this site that are just setting out, Boundary Creek as a

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Heavy Construction

  Hello, friends, neighbors, relatives (near and distant) ..I am hard at work building up the content available on my Patreon assisted pages. There are still some glitches, so likely Tuesday now before I figure you could consider subscribing. My goal is to have 100 subscribers, before the days get longer and the nights get

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Towards Boundary Creek

RESEARCH NOTE 1. Boundary Creek Let’s begin. Let’s begin with trains. This beginning fell on my head before dinner, which I enjoyed. First solid food in days, roast beef, baked potato, vegetables for show and the family vegetarian. For sharing her cheese cake and my grandson, she can be any thing she chooses. Let’s begin

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The Letterwriter

Here’s a random sample from my letters. I’m contemplating a project, here online, to add to the choices for supporters of my Patreon Pages. This is an example of one of middling interest. Opinions are welcome. I think the comments section is still functional, and I’ll start keeping track of what might be there tomorrow.

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Riddle me

Published in Transition 2009 like a wet dahlia in the rain like the trace of a purple felt marker like hammers hitting the strings of a badly tuned piano like the echo of boots stomping downstairs as if it mattered like a no account derelict with an open hand like the scent of a rotted

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