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We’d forgotten the smell, quite frankly,
The slightly citrus tang in the nostrils,
Accompanied by the roaring of the cannon-shaped mixer,
Though there was a time the whole town had a certain odor to it, Read More »

As far as these children are concerned,
It is the sky itself that is ringing;
They probably do not know Read More »

There are, dear daughter, oceans between us
(At your insistence, though I say this without rancor)
A buffer from the memories of our sad antics, Read More »

He’d been away for any number of years,
Days cascading over the spillway of time
Into pools of weeks, oxbows of months, Read More »

In fact, they will, at certain times in certain locales, toil or spin,
For sometimes the exigencies of the gray and workaday world
Are immune to the notion that there exist rare entities Read More »

Some fool

Sayin’ God speaks

Right directly to him

Is hearin’ less-than-angelic

voices.

 

You’ve got to be kidding, she said,

Having moved past nonplussed to outright incredulous.

She was, at least in retrospect, not alone,

As we were there, just the two of us, Read More »

(for dana rushin)

Well, you’ve got have that moon-June thing;

Hard-coded into our DNA, after all,

But if you stop there and say Well, here it is,

You’re just playin’ chopsticks instead of concertos, Read More »

 

I will admit that “caterwauling” is an ugly word,

But, no matter how joyful the noise,

It’s the only word which fits any sound Read More »

wkkortas:

As we approach Opening Day (the part where the Grand Old Game is played in the sunshine), a quick moment to give a nod to those who never made The Show (I have it on good authority our Mr. Rockett is not contemplating a comeback.)

Originally posted on W.k. kortas--mediocre means "better than some".:

He’d always had the fastball.

It was, according to the second-tier phys ed teachers

And young, un-tenured math instructors

Who comprised the area’s high school coaching community,

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