Category Archives: Other

Love Storms

Lightning never rings the doorbell It’s more the unanticipated guest A nocturnal moving of your favored cheese Or an arresting act of God

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I Will

I will be the one who holds you I will have your back I will never disappoint you, baby Never jump the tracks

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Big Creek #2

I looked down at my feet I hadn’t counted on three Inches of compact snow

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A New Way of Learning

I have filled my frontal lobe With facts and figures Which have brought me to the edge Of inanity There’s something missing

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Ode on a Bust of A. O. Scott

A monument to movies’ gilded mage Stands in a vaunted, vaulted sepulcher. The sculpture—like the critic, just as sage— Has chiseled (as Scott’s learnèd pen) assured.

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Eulogy

This is the house that Jack built At the end of a long drive It stands apart from its neighbors At home with its solitude And its singularity

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Tollers’ Wisdom

Once upon a time Artur Rubenstein sat before a Steinway Or a debauched Bechstein

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Hike-ku

sleeping on the ground is more relaxing—and safe— when the ground sleeps, too

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Jim Bridger’s Lament

I can see it all very clearly

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exit us

Then God’s Chosen People set out From “The Land of the Free” And “The Home of the Brave” And found themselves in the Wilderness of Sin. They set out on June 26, 2015.

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