Tales of the Tribe

  Tales of the Tribe http://wp.me/p102ON-E6  Synopsis: Society creates the stories it tells itself: factual, specious, apocryphal, dishonest; by any rendition, according to Wallace Stevens, will still be a fiction.  Myth wears the clothes of its culture, will always be a social fact, and those who would eschew these basic facets of humanity, will prove […] Continue reading

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Spanglish

~ Alvin Valdez and I would wend Our way    down main    at lunchtime.   A bookstore    in store    much long before The store became such the main focus.   A conglomerate deal With central appeal   To the coffeehouse weal, The Barnes and Noble house status.   A long tall hall, poor light and all, […] Continue reading

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Tales of the Tribe

~ This page of paper     these pencil prints   now on an iPad     in pixelized bits   symbolic notations     dark hieroglyphs   a meaning    a message     a hand pictograph   a sign signified     an idiot code   signs imply signals     significance   […] Continue reading

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The Second September of Twenty-Thirteen

  Accentual syllable     falls in between.   Surprised us all,     the serotinious scheme.   No longer is everything     anymore any keen.   Someone had surely     searched for its mean?   But all went undone     and nothing was clean.   The second September     of Twenty-Thirteen.   Never before     was […] Continue reading

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moment by moment

~  over the phone by lines or through air   DSL Digital synthetic nature   sound on a surface glint from a glare   a wink on a straight face amazing culture   moment to moment   something to share   then slowly but surely something stays there   but moment by moment   the […] Continue reading

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but for nonce sense

  “the greatest war that ever was,” is an oxymoron.   the finest act that no one has done remains untold by someone.   and numbers don’t end, nor will they begin, not even with the number one.   that nothing is something is one thing to count on – an obvious oxymoron.   an […] Continue reading

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Metaphor Making

meta phorically  – such a hard word – thinking can be tricky business. That glorious sun!    erstwhile it runs would not be the same    without Texas.   Were this not so    how would we know insane    is the metaphor breaking. The state right next door    makes Cajun decor a stage      a mode      a being.   […] Continue reading

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