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Torch Song

Nature does not express opinions, she asserts herself with whatever force is necessary to explode the billion screaming hearts tendered from her wellsprung artistry. Nature does not engage in philosophy or debates, she, unbridled, the husbandless pagan, teems and throbs … Continue reading

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Wonder

Each spring they return, bound to renew small wonders– Innocent by turns.   (Artwork by Izumi Yokoyama)    

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Peter

Weeping for his past, rare photo of Peter Pan– Next stop, Neverland.   (Photo by Weegee)

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Remainder

Sometimes, the children who have gone underground, the chance orphans who choose spelunk or burrow or blackest pitch out of necessity and survival instinct, leave behind tangible remnants of their former lives, sacrificed to sights and gods unseen by morally … Continue reading

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Lemonade

After the deluge of lemons stopped, adults everywhere, altered by the citric downpour, carved into the future with zest and salacious glee, and set up stands on sidewalks and roadsides, selling lemonade refreshed from the heart of Childhood’s immutable lore.

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Fables Reimagined

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They Are Their Own

Do you know where your children are? Or rather who, in their ripening pedigree and new language they are in the process of becoming? Make no mistake They are not nor have they ever been yours belonging infinitely to the … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time

Cover reveal for Once Upon a Time: Classic Fables Reimagined. I had the fun assignment of adapting fifteen classic fables, to be paired with the vintage illustrations of Paul Bransom (which originally appeared in the 1921 book, An Argosy of … Continue reading

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Kingdom

In childhood’s kingdom, grace-slicked glee and romp– winter moon watching.

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Kissing

She told me, and I quote: “As a pagan-gnostic-pop-mystic, my religion is kissing– the ground, stones, twigs, children’s nubby fingers, hems of clothing, mouths.” To prove her word devout, she kissed me on the lips, then deeper, and I received … Continue reading

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