Monthly Archives: February 2011

Cane in Hand

Cane in hand and bald head pale, he slurs for devices to crack the hollow crust of pain. The plate of food is picked at on pillowed knee and he stares at the window’s painted movement.   Day collages dark … Continue reading

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The Steel Belly of God

Muscle planted the senses and grew to calluses and hard eyes in the time when the ancients rode God from town to town. They learned laws of the covenant in numbers and lines, spoke God’s direction where the southern crosses … Continue reading

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Rising

On the long length up the mountain side we took our rest and sat on our coats.   I told him to spur him the distance over the ledge and down to the ridge where the chalk line path shone … Continue reading

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