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Poem – The Bridge

Years ago, after the moment passed, one of those life changing decisions that, somewhere inside, I know altered my chemistry, my core and will reside with me the rest of this life, and each that may follow, I said to myself, years from now, will I forgive, regret, or forget? Now I am here today, […]
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Poem – Boundaries

In these chaotic times dancing on the edge of belief and moral code, what I see and you see are opposite, conflicting, cast across hardened boundaries fought with might until death. But, light and shadow are caused by the same processes derive from the same energy, are one in the same. Let’s pickup the fragments […]
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Poem – Where I Stood

(1) Where I stood on that last day I saw you walking across the bridge. I believe you did not see me but you must have sensed my presence. When I could no longer see you I lit a cigarette and sat on a graffitied boulder near the river’s edge. (2) Let me go back […]
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Poem – Fort Snelling

Another poem from the “Joline” series. (1) We walked to the river beneath the towering cement bridge. A solitary barge moved with grace and silence. Our voices were not silent. Djarum smoke filled the space between us as we took turns speaking and telling stories releasing pent-up anger. I felt your direction was directionless you […]
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Originally posted on follow the Twisted Root:
Superior Trail | Schroeder, MN | 2012 Bridging another equinox Time has fallen in heaps of color Rising stark on the other side Above the scattered floor

New Poem – excerpt from “Joline”

Some days later the sun left the afternoon sky. Replaced with nothing, leaving star dust and dark matter in its wake, what I did see vanished. Afraid to move or make any sounds, I went within myself and the dream became distant, confusing – a distraction. After some time passed I ran and hid beneath […]
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Poem – The Bridge

This piece is about the Washington Ave bridge in Minneapolis, MN.  This is the same one where John Berryman (author of “Dream Songs”) jumped in 1972. The Bridge Running across the bridge Spanning the Mississippi I stay outside the maroon shelter Preferring light mist upon my face Blending with tears Crisp fall day Leaves crunching […]
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Before the Fray

3:30am wakeup call It is cold and wet, but not a January cold. Cold from the dark and faint light the moon is obscured and faint. Each tree, steetlight, and house casts a cold fuzzy shadow. Something, perhaps the following moon, said to take the slower, more scenic route and I drove through the quiet […]
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