Chimera

~ A bloom of love     loses the head a minute    an hour     grows old.   One small child,     both lost in the while, the mind     a refuge    for gold.   A new moon    to slough     a cusp    overhead – Behold!    […] Continue reading

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tête-à-tête

~     Ah! Young mother, there with your son, Pray tell us, dear daughter, what have you done? “Why, the Future, my dear! You see him right here. And the Future has barely begun.” And what’s to be told for the Future of old, like us, no longer so young? Does the Future behold […] Continue reading

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Elephant Butte

~ The water runs deep dark and steep just a few feet from the lake shore   and all eyes will sweep the largeness she keeps – she’s a butte of a lake, and much more.   The boys of their teens are barely just weaned from the babies they were just before,   then […] Continue reading

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The Land O Plenty

~  In the Land O Plenty a tow-head is born to a freshly made married young couple.   They had gotten themselves perhaps into trouble, from whence a tow-head got formed.   Her family, all farmers, migrate from strip-farms to steel-mills in Depression and war.   His, they’re all vets, from Union and Rebel; they’re […] Continue reading

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A Week That Never Was

~ Zero Week, it is a treat, Transcendental mental kind of retreat. Zero Week, it leaves effete the masculine, immortality of boys.   It leaves them effete; they begin to sink, down through the ambience  of a realm self-retreat. A mental defeat, but non-discrete. to forms for one’s self-preservation.   There’s shots to take; changes […] Continue reading

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A Boy and a Girl

~ A girl and a boy,   together they play; friends,    if but only today.   A time will soon come,  as it always does, and lead each other    away.   She’s cute.   He’s pretty.   But Nature betrays   the neat from the normal; there’s nothing abnormal   that Nature obeys. […] Continue reading

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Calcification

~ Those crazy things   that young will men do –   worlds of dangerous   delusion, bombs and breakage,  wreaking the wreckage.   Young men know not   what they do.   I was one once;   how about you? Still a bit young?   Okay then, skip you.   You must have some […] Continue reading

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The Name of that Song

…. In teenaged years,   they wait in great hope – They’re waiting   for something to happen.   They wait and they mope    for some lucky stroke, they’re waiting   on brand new     horizons.   They fill up on hate,   in worlds they create; they cannot escape   from inside […] Continue reading

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Anapestic Hunger

I need        to get back     to that feeling        before.   The one        at the time     that my parents        ignored.   The same one        in my own son     which I now        abhor. […] Continue reading

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Ode to the Future

  Ah! Young mother!     standing with son,   Pray tell us,     what you have done?   Why, the Future, my dear!     He’s standing right here. The  Future has barely begun.   ~   And what’s to behold     for the Future, of old, like us, who are no […] Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Count

  Some people keep track     of their dates as they went;   I don’t.   And others take care     with the time they have spent;   I won’t.     I don’t know….I don’t count….it’s been many a year,   sometime back when      I was 21.     I […] Continue reading

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Castles in the Air

. . I longed for, once, there to be castles in the air. . Ah! Silly youth. You must now know the truth: . And this may seem unfair, but, in New Mexico, there are no castles, anywhere. . Lo Siento. . . . . ©Marvin Loyd Welborn 2012

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The Queen of Hotel Street

~ Aloha Lou, what will you do on Hotel Street today, ~ but change your clothes and drag yourself on stage for a great display. ~ All the men seated, and formally feted, wearing their blue, brown and gray. ~ While you, Lou, will sell your soul and yourself, as your youth slips silent away. […] Continue reading

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