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This is where you will find short stories, personal essays, and guest posts.  Family and friends and the ordinary business of life are the inspiration for this section.

Poem by Think in the Morning: The Prisoner and the Fish

Poem by Think in the Morning: The Prisoner and the Fish

 Manacled, distraughtThe Prisoner soughtRelief in the sea.He ate hungrily.The FishQueried, decried“Why do you eat the sea?”“Hunger,” the Prisoner replied.“Are you satisfied?”“No, too salty and thin.” The Prisoner’s arms withered.The iron cuffs dropped.Fins replaced...

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Poem By Think in the Morning: Blakes’s Songs

Poem By Think in the Morning: Blakes’s Songs

 I remember poetryLike it used to be,Written by a handAny child could understand.Words that don’t playBut mean what they say. What there is aboutReflects the eye without.The inner eye doth seeLocked in memoryThe ancient imagesOn all the pages. Buried in the light of...

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Poem by Think in the Morning: Lament

Poem by Think in the Morning: Lament

 Whispers of art speed me through the corridorsWhere ghosts recount ethereal truths and fascinations.Behind so many open doorsThe work of untold imaginations. Library, gallery, curtainThe Ship of TheseusPoe, Wilde, Fitzgerald, BergmanArt can be quite specious. Down...

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Poem by Think in the Morning: What Can We Know

Poem by Think in the Morning: What Can We Know

[Mark Eanes Studio] There is no reasonUnless the reasonWe discoverIncrementally. In the dust,Out of it,Like everything livingWe leave our mark. We growToward the light,Toward the sun,Energy seeking the highest level. We are the only ones to questionThe pull of...

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Poem by Think in the Morning: Red in Tooth and Claw

Poem by Think in the Morning: Red in Tooth and Claw

 Tennyson won’t mindIf I steal his words.So many others have done it already.But he won’t appreciateMy conclusion thatThere are no happy endings.Our inner demons ultimatelyBeat out the better angels of our natureOr so I think.Where does my pessimism come...

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Poem by Think in the Morning: If Stones Could Speak

Poem by Think in the Morning: If Stones Could Speak

  If stones could speak The asteroids would say In their squeaky voices “Look out!” The moon would drawl John Wayne style as it sauntered along. Mountains would bellow like bears, Hills hiccup. The buttes, crags and mesas would echo Words of comfort to the...

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Poem by Think in the Morning: The Old Sea Gull Cellar Bar

Poem by Think in the Morning: The Old Sea Gull Cellar Bar

 The genius of the original Sea Gull Cellar Bar,The one before the fire,Was that when in positionThe bartender could hear the front doorBut not see itAnd those who enteredInto the dark interiorHad to wait for their eyes to adjustBefore they could find their wayThrough...

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Poem by Think in the Morning: Three Deer

Poem by Think in the Morning: Three Deer

 Three deer eat in the mowed meadowTasting the flavor of gasoline and grass.I see them out of the glass windowAnd watch the wind furl their coats.They eat hungrily.The gasoline will kill them eventually.We have come by the way of the winding highwayStopped by...

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Short Fiction – Jamaica

Short Fiction – Jamaica

 FOX news blared on the TV. "That's how you handle those people," said Max.  "Crack their skulls!  They oughta send in the military to beat the fuck out of those ANTIFA bastards.  Just shoot'em." "That's a little extreme Max.  I agree the looting and destruction of...

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Poem by Think in the Morning: Two Poems

Poem by Think in the Morning: Two Poems

 Night and Day Oh Forest WoodYou block the sunAnd now the timeFor play is done.The mushroomed meadow, the needled rugLie in silenceThe worm, the root, the beaded dewWait in darkness.So quickly comes the dusk,The orange muddled night break,Privileged witness to the...

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