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The Battle That Was Against Me

In one of those moments when a world gives way, a street vendor of ice becomes vice-president, the marginal are exalted and the rigid and the humorless shun old traditions. You can’t build a country in a culture of fear, … Continue reading

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The Gift

Cut off in the dunes without bread without meat I never thought history would turn this way, that a Rhode Islander would assume the Presidency of our Nation. There was a time when quahogs from the salt flats were the … Continue reading

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Last Legs

Will death come lick my face today or scratch my shin in Zeta’s way? Or lay two legs across my lap, or signal with an elbow tap? Will death be hungry, underfed or want to climb into my bed? Will … Continue reading

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In with the New

The contractor put black straps on our chimneys and a new dormer on the second story with clear plastic for an awning. The backyard soon became a yawning pit. Those old stone walls will have to come down, he said. … Continue reading

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Your Holiday Fragrance Destination

I saw God coming so I crossed the street. I wasn’t smelling very sweet. God said, “Don’t worry I’ve smelled it all– every perfume every stall. After the Flood it was pretty bad but nowadays I’m not so mad.”

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So We Have Heard from the Wise

My neighbor from his driveway’s gone, he’s working for a living. I sit at home in empty rooms, disbanding my misgiving. Allied, we cross the sea of death without recrimination and toss our seeds of peace and joy in grand … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day in New Hampshire

I get up at seven after feeding the gray stove all night in a light rain, gloves off for breakfast. The whole lake is still, the oak leaves fallen Rattlesnake lost in the mist.

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Blanks

Drawing blanks is my name O God. The vacancy in my heart astounds me. You are welcome to stay the night. In the morning we’ll see.

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Psalm for Gina

Why do I miss our puppy so? She filled my heart with longing. Why do I miss our puppy so? She barked aloud at the oddest hours. Why do I miss our puppy so? Her growth was something to behold. … Continue reading

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Minutes of the Federal Reserve, 2015

Janet Yellen– this gal’s so skittish, afraid of pain she’s hardly British.

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