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Patricia Jabbeh Wesley: In the Other World

Our beloved lay down and then eloped
to that other world.

August 22, 2021 · 3 Comments

Doug Anderson: The Gravestone and the Continuing Self

When I was in my twenties I thought old age was an island only accessible by a bridge I’d never cross. But I’ve crossed it, and at seventy-eight the subject … Continue reading

August 1, 2021 · 10 Comments

Edgar Lee Masters: David Matlock

Except as it swarms in the sun-light of youth,
Strengthening its wings on what has been gathered,
And tasting, on the way to the hive
From the clover field, the delicate spoil.

May 21, 2021 · Leave a comment

Doug Anderson: Afterlife

My old friends are pretty much the same, a little slower getting out of their chairs, but the who of them always there beneath the skin – soul? I’ve become … Continue reading

April 18, 2019 · 2 Comments

Doug Anderson: The Overcoat

I carried that coat until the end, pockets stuffed with all I could not throw away: an open knife that cut my hand when I reached in for it, a … Continue reading

April 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

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