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Monday Morning in Poolesville, Maryland

I drive into the local Tractor Supply parking lot, windows down, McDonald’s large nonfat latte in hand, and am one of a few cars and supply trucks here on this early morning. I pick my usual spot with the sun … Continue reading

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my child

Your eyes, half-hidden  under a mound of hair, peek out with curiosity and wonder. 

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dance with death

Twirl me round with wide, wild steps. Never let go. photo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Phenakistoscope_3g07690b.gif

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Stigmata

My bloodstained boots  Carry me through doors Into foreign lands And hostile territories. Generations  And generations  Of ancestors  At the mercy of their cells Follow closely behind.

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Reflection in a Mirror at the Mayflower Hotel

As your arms wrap tightly around me, I wonder if your face had the same expression when you hugged your wife after French toast with powdered sugar.

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understanding

Hold my hand so that we may move in ways that are unknown and difficult to comprehend.

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damage control

I know a man who lives outside the bounds of marriage  all the while claiming loyalty to his wife.

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