Monthly Archives: August 2015

A Nursery Rhyme

When I was eleven years old, I
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Achilles’ Shield

It’s not Achilles’ shield, singularly struck by Hephaestus, god-made and anger-wielded. It’s not graven with the life of star, man, and beast upon it, this silver-plate tea tray from the bottom shelf of an Upstate Salvation Army, but minted by the … Continue reading

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What is a Squirrel?

A squirrel is a living sine wave arcing from telephone pole to telephone pole. It is a wavelet racing across the rising swell of highway, crest and trough just the same; an eye winking in the sun or headlights- just a pebble … Continue reading

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