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Realization


* As a boy I clambered and played Angry funeral black North Sea Wave upon uniform wave crashing A violent, frothy attack on broken teeth rocks * Slipping, stumbling, and swaying – an old man grasped my arm He said: … Continue reading

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Finding Her


Tina and Jimmy picked their way down the shattered, long-abandoned railway line. It had become overgrown with sinewy red-veined, purple-leaved plants which coiled out from the mossy ground and feasted on the jumble of twisted iron and shards of old … Continue reading

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Deep Freeze – Conclusion


Note: for readers of this blog, if any, the first 13 parts of this piece are available at https://requiemforthedamned.com/2013/12/01/deep-freeze-consolidated-first-11-parts/. From the leaded windows of the second floor, stiff drink in hand, I scanned the large gray-stone terrace out back of … Continue reading

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Deep Freeze – Part XIII


Note: for readers of this blog, if any, the first 12 parts of this piece are available at https://requiemforthedamned.com/2013/12/01/deep-freeze-consolidated-first-11-parts/. I will post the final installment over the next couple of weeks. It was mid-May, almost 4 months after the crash, and … Continue reading

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Cuba, Vietnam, and Cambodia 2014


Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel – Che Guevara Anyone who does not follow the line determined by me will be smashed — Ho Chi Minh * It was mid-afternoon on the spectacular white-sand beach … Continue reading

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Spinning


You carved your name upon me Up on that stony ground Where the waves crashed around us On that wind-washed sound.   You are now on my body And I will never let you down   When you cry The … Continue reading

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Broken


When I was a child When the world shattered You were just a piece of it.   If I glue it back together It is only glass If it gets dropped again I will not be able to fix it … Continue reading

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