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She lives in the house over there

She’s peeling paint off the ceiling

A marooned girl skipping in the moonlight

She’s nine years old

A thin smile and tired eyes

Her clothes are barely held together

The invisible girl walking on dusty roads

She’s nine years old

She has a friend and he lives over there

He smokes the peppermint cigar

Invisible in the daylight

He’s all she has in the world

He’s ninety years old

She sits with him in the morning

He feeds her pancakes in the afternoon

They’re reading the funny papers together

These are the best years of his life

He’s ninety years old

They lie on the cot in the backroom

With lunar sneaking in the windows

They’re drinking green fairy from the bottle

The sun comes up

They’re zero years old

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old man

 

Heavy clouds hanging low overhead

 

Collecting smoke from skinny finger cigars

 

Pillows of evanescent vapor floating like halos

 

Over nappy heads and perpetually curled shoulders

 

Bent, red-eyed men with mournful smiles, and calloused souls

 

Are telling lies about the good old days that were never good

 

 

 

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Lifted

 

twister

 

Funnels twisted before me,

 I came out to greet them

With open arms I stood before them

I did not flinch, I did not falter.

I waited. Until there was nothing,

But black skies beneath my feet

And the majestic whispers

Of the raging wind in my ears

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book-cover

I have appreciated the support I have received in the past from the many talented writers and artist in the past years that I have been allowed to express myself artistically on WordPress.

I am not much for self-promotion, so I will keep this brief. I am excited to announce the release of my recently published a book of poems “The Obvious Sound of Noise is Silence”

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Thank you all in advance, and keep writing.

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The Mintz

 

 

 

ice melting

as time spins

days meld into and nights

evenings are monolithic blocks

heavy, dark times frozen

somewhere in the in between

 

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Get Up

I get up

because the need to get things done outweighs the need for sleep.

I get up

because my family depends on me and the world doesn’t owe me a thing

I get up

because I owe it to myself to achieve as much as I can achieve

I get up

because nothing in this life comes for free

I get up

because I want to become who I was destined to be

 

 

 

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grey-miles

I walk the gray miles

That lead me home

I have come so far, from so far

Marked, battered, and bruised by time

I stagger into the dimming light

And lay as still as an oak

My weary head on my mother’s lap

And listen to her rhythmic breathing

As she strokes my head and whispers

My son has come home.

 

 

 

 

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trump

 

 

The day after has come America, and now we know the type of country we are

A nation exposed for all to see,

A façade, of righteousness and moral fortitude

Sullied by the indignation of the ignorant and the arrogant

Bold and brash, stripping away the faint illusion of graciousness

The false proclamation that all are created equal, and that we are all free

The nation has spoken make no mistake about it, and the world was listening

And the path that was chosen was the darkest.

We have chosen fear over hope.  Hate and bigotry over love and respect

We have turn back toward the past instead of forging ahead to a brighter future.

The day after has come America, and we are now a lesser nation today then we were yesterday.

 

 

 

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the-law

“I grew up around these parts, born and raised.

Seen a lot of bad things too. Hell, did a lot of bad things,

Before I became the law, I mean.

I ain’t no angel; never claimed to be one neither.

I do what I’ve gotta do, however, I’ve gotta do it.

My methods ain’t always popular, but I’ve learned to live with that

You ain’t gonna please everyone.

Not if you’re doing the job the right.

But, if I had to guess I would say that all and all the people around here like me alright.

Hard to believe it’s been twenty-five years under the white hat.

My father was a law man. Grandfather too, and his father before him.

I guess you could say I was destine to it. If there is such a thing.

I don’t know …  I shudder to think what the next twenty- five will be like.

There is a different breed of evil among us now.

A darkness in people that I ain’t never seen before.

I wonder what the old-timers would have made of it

Hell, I don’t know what to make of it.

In the end, we all go back into the dust from which we came.

And when it’s all said and done and the weighing is finished

Some will go up and receive their rewards and the rest of us will go down into nothing

And that is that as they say. Anyways, I guess I had better get to it.

It’s already ninety-degrees in the shade, and it ain’t even 10:00 o’clock yet

When the temperature rises like this it brings out the devil in people.

It’s always bad this time of year, but this year is different, worse than the other years

There’s a black cloud out there hovering on the horizon

It’s coming, but I’ll be alright.

I’ll be right here waiting on it.”

 

 

 

 

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Crosses

I see sparkling crosses

Hanging from invisible lines

Dangling from thick black trees

Bleached in florescent headlights

Twisting and dancing like angels

Into the velvet night