Category Archives: Other

Compare and Contrast: A Children’s Exercise

One James Calendar Irvine Moore was born to a horsebreeding family in Lexington, Kentucky, July of 1840. His christening honored his forefathers.

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Why the Crow Sits in the Cold, Cold Tree

Vaani the vole who pokes her nose through snow knows Why, while wriggling her toes for the wakening spring. Torin the trout who peeks from the cat-tailed creek knows Why, and anticipates a date with his speckled mate.

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Mother Tongue

Two eyes, one mouth Two ears, one mouth Two feet, one mouth Two hands, one mouth

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The Act of Graduation

Ron Buehler stands before me, vested, hatted, mustachioed. He’s pushing 50 and so am I. We are both completely civil.

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Tomorrow’s Garden

Do not deadhead evil flowers     nor pinch their potent buds for wrong is ne’er so strong they say     as when new growth is stressed.

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The Dreams We Sleep

I sit by a gentle smoldering fire in the glow of morning Methow sun which has finally scaled the crest of Silver Star’s hunched shoulder—

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Dialetheia

Only two types of people exist:

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Parenthetical

that literary construct designed to clarify otherwise shoddy prose by sandwiching morphemes between em-dashes, commas, or pairs of actual eponymous parentheses

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Cutthroat Alternatives

I. Leaving my air- conditioned digs I drove half an hour hiked a quarter mile

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Killing Time

They of course caught Bulova red-handed. He had more hands than one, naturally, but it was the bloody one that mattered— the third hand, the one entitled second,

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