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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Equivoque

~ Someone complaining of recent affairs:      “The country was ‘falling apart.”    He was airing ‘our’ laundry  with someone else there –    a Jan Van Someone,  not from ’round here.       “There isn’t one race      that runs the whole place.     That is your problem I fear.  […] Continue reading

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Prose Poem: The Turn

~ Out in the country, a man forms in line, at a store to pay for his gas.  I stand behind him, making the line; another, falls in close behind me.  The man in the front hands a Fifty Dollar bill to the clerk.  She holds it on purpose, up to the light, and marks […] Continue reading

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Prose Poem: Anaphora

~ Dialing.   Ringing.    Answer. Hello.  May I help you? Yes, please.  I would like to schedule an inspection, for fireplace conversion. What kind of work is that? I don’t know.  Haven’t a clue. Is it plumbing? Yeah.  That sounds about right. Okay.  Hold on then.  I’ll transfer you to the inspector.   Dialing.    Ringing.    Answer. […] Continue reading

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How To Lose A Best Seller

~ If you want it done right, well, you know the rest.  But, sometimes, if you want it done at all….  And why even mention this?  Because of a gal that I used to know, way back when, in New Mexico.  She says her life story she wants to share.  “So what?” I said.  “Nobody […] Continue reading

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