Undirected gifts

winding night roads and disfigured trees streetlamp light melting through thin curtains the sound of heavy tires turning on gravel a faucet drip - a piercing suddenness of owl and when the last glass teardrop earring has jiggled soundlessly into infinity what will we have learned - or done - or known with all that …

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Three Old Men

I Latecomer at a Church Concert Intermittant illumination as the figure makes its way forward along the dim right aisle; steps silent as a cat, body arched like a bow barely stretched; hard to see if it's a hunter's or a golfer's cap - does he know his cane taps perfect cadence on the centuries-old …

Family Portrait

How long does it take most people – no, make that most girls - sorry: women... How long does it take the distaff side to realize dad was never as bright as one had been led to believe? [Don’t know about guys.  Sons, fathers et al remain spooky alien territory. I can barely figure brother …

six of one…

She says she wants him to ask her what she wants says he never does, never asks. So he asks. She doesn't want anything. But if you don't want anything, what's the point? She says she wants him to ask anyway. Says she likes to be asked now and then. He would have a point, …