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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Wildfire

~ A high school reunion where people trade names and stories of glories, enamors, and days of spent youth, by mistruth – The past is all changed. “But, Mary was hot! Is Mary the same?” I play fool’s dominion and give away not, that Mary and I were close in close ways; but, I went […] Continue reading

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Changing of the Guard

…. She was fifteen, he, twenty-one, to me, an exceptional difference. He was just back from Nam and she had exceptional preference.   Hell! it couldn’t be wrong her being so young; besides, himself was twenty-one. Dark secrets come slowly undone.   ‘Twas the age of the Sixties, though Seventy, young; the past can not […] Continue reading

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Six Months Then a Year

~   Six months of jungle   warfare training. By July,    assigned Vietnam.   The future looks bleak,   even in February, where a jungle is sunny and warm.   Six months.  Six months.   They drag on a year. The future looks bleak,   and we are still here.   Six months.  Six […] Continue reading

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1970

…. Cold is the color     of mid-winter hoar; gold is a feeling     I felt once before.   Nineteen-seventy     I hereby declare the end of involvement,    unfairness of war.   So near and so far,     too close for some, one dearly departed     from what once […] Continue reading

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