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Paso de la muerte*

She told me of the paso de la muerte, the leap of death, how she raced around the ring and jumped from the saddled horse to the barebacked one, clinging to the neck and mane as if life itself were … Continue reading

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my life so far

maybe I’m coming to the end of a long climb but I don’t think I want to settle for just coasting ever faster to the finish

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The Circle (1979-2009)

It starts with a funny story – we ate at the same Wednesday night veggie dinner at the same Hare Krishna ashram in Pacific Beach, I in 1979 and my old friend in ’81. The trick was to sidle in at 6:25, … Continue reading

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Two Pockets

(Rabbi Simcha Bunim taught that every person has to have two pockets, and in each pocket they have to carry a different note. And the note in one pocket says the universe was created for me. And in the other pocket … Continue reading

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Paso de la muerte

She told me of the paso de la muerte, the leap of death, how she raced around the ring and jumped from the saddled horse to the barebacked one, clinging to the neck and mane as if life itself were … Continue reading

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A poem for Tracy K. Smith

        What does the storm set free?         Spirits stripped of flesh on their slow walk.         — “The Speed of Belief,” from Life on Mars, by Tracy K. Smith So we both lost our fathers, your Floyd William Smith, … Continue reading

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Afterlife

I am no more than a stone or a tree and a grain of sand or a log I will be, though they say that when a redwood dies a humpback sings and a black bear cries.

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