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My Dog Spike

If you knew a dog named Spike was coming to visit Would you expect a Great Dane? Perhaps a Pit Bull? Maybe a Caucasian Mountain Dog They are huge and intimidating Because Spike screams intimidation, doesn’t it? But not if … Continue reading

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Territorial

He zips in, takes a sip His long tongue rippling The sweet drink Backs up, forward again Then zip, he’s gone Should a rival dare to sip His nectar sweet and fine He’ll chase the interloper off He declares: All … Continue reading

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The Art of Revision

“Pick a different word,” she wrote “This word appears 44 times in this manuscript. Use your thesaurus.” So I change pain to anguish or misery Substitute torment for suffering Replace anger with outrage Switch adore for love Editing is about … Continue reading

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Hanging with My Dad

He hangs upon my office wall A reminder that he’s gone But also that he was once here Well, not here, in my office, of course He was long dead before this room, this building existed But here, in my … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time

Once upon a starry night A single star shown ever bright Outshone angels hovering a field Telling shepherds who rightly kneeled Of the birth of the Chosen One Born of Mary, God’s own Son Wise men followed that singular star … Continue reading

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Grandpa’s Wisdom (or Folly)

Better an hour early than a minute late, . . . . Grandpa oft repeated. Which is fine, until . . . You arrive at the party and . . . . the host is in the shower . . … Continue reading

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Embrace the Unsafe Life

Deep water holds the thrill of grand adventure and the potential for grievous suffering One mustn’t place the two upon the scale of life and act according to the balance thereof Instead flee the safety of the harbor and embark … Continue reading

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