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Moment of Perfection – Poem #30 – From the Archives

I don’t recall which day it was of the thousands I have lived when I realized that nothing lasts and what a shame it was that perfection is for just a moment before the downward slope begins. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Death of the White Rose – February 22, 1943

An annual re-post – Originally posted  in February 2010 Core Members of the White Rose – Munich 1942 – (l to r) Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst.  Arrested by the Gestapo and guillotined  on February 22, 1943. The notorious Nazi Judge Roland … Continue reading

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Death of the White Rose – February 23, 1943

An annual re-post – Originally posted  in February 2010 Core Members of the White Rose – Munich 1942 – (l to r) Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst.  Arrested by the Gestapo and guillotined  on February 23, 1943. The notorious Nazi Judge Roland … Continue reading

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Over Coffee

I spied her in a coffee shop where I saw her once before a body electric, fashioned by Eros coming through the door a perfectly turned ankle  as comely as the rest, limbs formed by the gods a sculptor’s deft … Continue reading

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Super Bowls, David and the Passage of Time

Super Bowl Fifty will be played in several weeks.  Usually the NFL uses Roman numerals to designate the game – Super Bowl L – but apparently this year the league decided too many of us dolts don’t know enough about … Continue reading

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On Meeting Hector, Breaker of Horses

I was a nerd as a child.  A reader and a bit of a loner, I spent time in a small public library on Fort Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn, walking there or riding my bike the half mile or so … Continue reading

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Moment of Perfection

One of my more popular pieces from 2015 I don’t recall which day it was of the thousands I have lived when I realized that nothing lasts and what a shame it was that perfection is for just a moment … Continue reading

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25th High School Reunion

I saw her at the ’84 reunion a little older, a little grayer, the first fine lines on her porcelain face;   inhabiting the body of a stranger while here in the yearbook we are all preserved; the teen beauty … Continue reading

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White Sands

before It wasn’t called White Sands even by those who lived there on dirt streets that dead ended north side of the creek. Houses where the eldest son never had his own room only a Castro Convertible to dream his … Continue reading

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If Poetry Could Raise the Dead

For Remembrance Day/Armistice Day/Veterans Day If poetry could raise the dead the earth would bleed where they had bled to flow back into fallen soldiers  who would rise, young and filled with wonder and they would laugh and smile again … Continue reading

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