Author Archives: jonwolston

Invitation to Serenity

I gave her violets for working me in pronto for that root canal.

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Spring Prayer of Fellowship

Thank you for the gifts of life with you. May I appreciate in full the beauty of our path together. Thank you for your crimson understanding. May I accept myself as well as you do. Thank you for the violets … Continue reading

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Limerick

A young man who signed on at Petco had trouble there from the get-go. He buggered a parrot, three chimps and a ferret before he was finally let go.

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The Flowering of New England 1861

Longfellow gave a loaf of bread to every hungry beggar. One day Bakunin stopped by at noon. He’d escaped from Siberia and stayed till almost midnight, anxious to possess an autograph of Washington.

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Solzhenitsyn Skis Mad River

Archipelagos of decadent blue moguls force me to labor.

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Dear Life

Pushing Sister Pat down the wheelchair ramp so fast made even God smile.

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Hush

Tilting their black heads two crows in a copper beech spy on our green yard.

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Pocket Garden

Under the maples an army of mayapples marches through violets.

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Inches

Inching past the lynching I sucked it up turned away and hugged a rocky wall. I chose to console the living, clutch my young red badge and crawl.

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I Was Mr. Trump’s Urologist

Even at half-mast his veins stuck out like cables on the Brooklyn Bridge.

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