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Remembering The Smokin' Slam

Check out some of our youtube videos from The Smokin’ Slam (2011-2013) in Rio Rancho. Miss that place.


I am a Writer-Not a Fighter

I am a writer
Not a fighter
Come at me
And I will create quintessential factualities
To uproot your “realities”
And expose your actualities
Come at me with a knife… 257 more words


eight hundred fifty two

Years of drought must have
inspired local sign painter.
What’s been painted out?

Sundown, Texas


July 6

Another day breaks
like a bone,

dragging me along
to my chagrin–

another night
is gone before

it’s gone, at least
that’s how it felt… 44 more words

Poet's Lament

Black is to the night
as pain is to the poet
like wisps of smoke
solidified on paper,
heartache carried home
on pathways of ink, 17 more words


Back to the garden

June brought much-needed rain, a little late for the peas, which were sparse and small this year, but in time to nourish the later-bearing vegetables. Zucchini and beans abound. 296 more words


To peel back lack

To see something rich or pleasant, one has to peel back lack; but lack cannot be pealed unless lack is noted.  Now then, lack is worthless if nothing is done about it.