the boat rolls back the ores row back taking one more thing away each stride in reverse he pulls nothing has been said every breath a forsaken word a protest to the loud silent pain there is no one to hear he shouts all he sees is her she is not there he cannot touch … Continue reading The Boat Rolls Back
He was a broad shouldered, raven haired man almost kid looking, thick, dark eyebrows, and carrying a duffel bag over his shoulder. He was one of the new guys to the towing company running tugboats up and down the Mississippi tying barges together. Shifts run fifteen days on the boat, and five days off. It … Continue reading Tugboat Parking Lot
From the old, wood framed window, across from my bed, I saw a flock of white bellied geese flying by in their greater than, less than sign in the sky. It was so early in the morning, the alarm clock still had over an hour's worth of minutes to tick through. Alarming me with their … Continue reading Morning Geese
In a large ancient forest, there was a historic pond known for its prestigious family of toads, the Keeton's. For over five hundred years, the Keeton family has governed the pond and all of it's inhabitants. The Keeton family were known for their intelligence, bravery, and athletic skill. They kept to a set of practical … Continue reading The Toad who Sang (Children’s Story)
Often enough, I walk without letting my feet sink into the ground, without watching the breeze brush over green blades, or hear insect chatter, or breathe in the earth, the damp and the dry. Through the trees, far in the distance, there's a place that looks closer than it is, closer to how I think … Continue reading Difference
A great bathtub of a vessel pushes us onward. Maybe lost, neither here or there, but here we are. On top of a sky as deep as mountains and where dark and light contrast themselves more clearly. The wood and the wave bend sound, rocking I sway. It is a pure form of living, in … Continue reading The Sea (Part 1)
There is a civil political war over American values and policies. Issues about climate change, immigration, human rights, gun control, taxes, health care, and education have all been areas where compromise and collaboration get thrown out the window. Where does this leave the American people? Nowhere, in-between, without leadership. It's disconcerting that our country can't … Continue reading End Political Civil War, or Not?