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Little Stellar Status

Hippo ate a dipper
of little stellar status
just this afternoon,

swishing his brandy
in preparation
for a siesta

to last seven hours
or six and a half… 11 more words


Song Analyses #52: Erland and the Carnival - Daughter / East India Youth - Song for a Granular Piano

Title: ‘Daughter’
Where to find it: ‘Closing Time’ (2014, Full Time Hobby)
Performed by: Erland and the Carnival
Words by: Erland Cooper

Title: ‘Song for a Granular Piano’ 1,450 more words


Midnight Ramble

Turning the key, I hear the wheels scratching the tar and asphalt, metal struts hitting cement. The skateboarders like the open space–and the night. This corner of the strip mall is recessed, secreted at night far from the beaming boulevard with auto showcases and fast food restaurants. 835 more words



summer’s last flowers
among the dead grass
in pale lilac leaves

Carpe Diem
Colorful Leaves

Heeding Haiku with Chevrefeuille
Indian Summer


A Week with the Music of Tom Waits: Part 2

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It’s the following afternoon and I find myself on the way to Lincoln, IL, about a 45-minute trip. As I pull onto Interstate 474, I’m greeted with the orchestral “Tom Traubert’s Blues.” Despite nothing but a one-off live album ( 931 more words


A Week with the Music of Tom Waits: Part 1

I’m driving down War Memorial Drive in Peoria, IL, my home, towards the library –a daily excursion of my current lifestyle– the sun glistening off the abhorrent crack stretching the length of my windshield, getting worse by the week. 1,001 more words


The Road to 65, Mile 277: Every New Beginning.....

August 31, 2015, Prescott- I almost used the byline, The Universe.  I have begun reading “Way of the Peaceful Warrior”, Dan Millman’s 1980 book which loosely describes his inner journey to a higher functioning self, using the anthropomorphoses of  Agape and Eros, a spirit guide named Socrates and a whimsical, attractive spirit named Joy. 357 more words