narcissism

one must needs to learn to keep the lips tight to pickup the ears and listen to sight for some only hear that which they will like whatever else said it ends with a fight one needs to re-learn on how to keep quiet around the narcissist for he’s always right tho he never learns […] Continue reading

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Thin Tissue

rain on a structure a building or forest tell me the nature point out the purest form of conjecture show me what surest point out the poorest thin tissue of feature in fiction as biased for rain to appeal in structure on building a forest ©2016, Marvin Welborn 25 June 2016. Revised 6 Aug 16. […] Continue reading

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These are the Times

Thirty-one days to the months of the middle; the longest & warmest times of the year. Thirty-one days for the month we call August; thirty-one days for July. ~ Both of these names, for heroes forgotten; mid-points in life, mid-strife in career. Turning-points, that calls into question, the ‘Whys’ as ‘Why nots’ appear. ~ Mid-life, […] Continue reading

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migration

such a great loss, that of the family; of friends and heritage; the ancestral name. it ends in the loss, begins with a gain; the last, lone survivor, attains. not so much as by choice, but force, in the main: the force a prevailing wind. O! Ye Winds! Ye Winds of Change! so much is […] Continue reading

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Golden Gate Bay

~ I didn’t start school as early as others, but rather, in media res and was further expelled more early, as matters, beginning with grade level K. They don’t give out grades in old California, out near the Golden Gate Bay; they didn’t give grades, I must inform ya, they didn’t give grades to grade […] Continue reading

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Shadow Dancing

~ I been accosted, battered & beat; left as unearthly, an orphan of street, where people pass by me; I’m no one, to meet! all I got goin’ before me, my feet. Once I was someone, I had it made; but now I am no one, I’m nobody, Babe. Yeah, I had a woman, the […] Continue reading

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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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Union Station and Paradigm Shift

  An abstract journey through concrete Americana with a lagniappe through the “Great Discussion.” From serious humor to light-hearted gravitas, this is a trip you need to enjoy. Poetic postcards of Americana will be provided for. Our trip commences upon your arrival at Union Station, and continues until we arrive at a Paradigm Shift – […] Continue reading

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Amicitias

~ Out! Out! Out with the rain! a man and a dog traverses. The water rolls off, and more follows down, falling to fill up more spaces. Cur! Cur! both dog and man! They curry to each other’s favor. One leads the way, the other one follows, slogging through weather, together. None! None! there’s no […] Continue reading

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Gone to the Bone

~ Nine-Seven-Eight Sits on a corner, A city, a street, Somewhere. A high wooden fence Surrounds The grounds: A compound In semblance In air. Nine-Seven-Eight. No one seems home. But people Do live there, I swear! It’s quiet, Threadbare, And gone in the bone: Secret, Private, Alone. Three quarters A score Of years, Maybe more, […] Continue reading

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this too’s gotta go

a squirrel runs around first up and then down atop of an old wooden fence where not far below a dog is in tow the quick squirrel she wishes to mince it’s back to and fro these two will both go it’s seems like some kind of a dance a tangled web do these two […] Continue reading

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Autotelism

~ I Write my own Poetry on plain white paper, the ‘Puter won’t do it for me. With a pencil in hand, and eraser effect, I’m a man from the last Century. And No One will read my Poetry, except for the few friends I have. Not famous, I’m No One; no surprises, you’ll see […] Continue reading

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Eudaimonia

~ The birds all fall in accolades, on mornings in Central Virginia. Colorful chorals that escalade –      pro forma,      concerti,      eudaimonia. On and on, no stoppage the song, way long when morning’s forgotten. All in all, a sound, a funk; melodious risings, to mountains! I might hear Thelonius Monk. […] Continue reading

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Summer Magic

~ Those deep May days, someone will say, somewhere in Central Virginia:      It’s the end of the month, where people will jump –      Winter is gone from Virginia. And boys wearing flip-flops watch girls in their gym shorts take out their pups for short walks, from porches. And from such enclosures, […] Continue reading

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if it quacked like a duck

~ a neighbor spends hours each day of the week shifting through flowers a garden she keeps and when days turn rainy the days dark and deep she goes deep inside but outside she weeps she can’t be with gardens in flowers she seeks but stays in her house where otherwise sleeps where neighbors are […] Continue reading

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