Category Archives: nature

Fireflies: a thousand hugs from ten thousand lightning bugs

  “….a thousand hugs from ten thousand lightning bugs….”* As a child, I used to chase and marvel at the fireflies twinkling in the night. As an adult, I now look at the fireflies as a glowing refutation of Charles … Continue reading

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barren beach

barren beach it is the ebb it seems: the tide has left tiny corals naked like forever-dancing pale-faced stuffed monkeys under the glaze of the midday heat. the drought is settled even beside the sea upon this empty reach.

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blood moon risen

a blood moon risen, is it blemished with my sins, wounded with my pains? © said sadain, jr.  2018 

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the falling ( a love story)

the falling (a love story) he feels she likes him she feels he likes her past iambic convos their arms brush electric as armrest fades to clouds this must be love astir floating from their bosoms flutterbies of light and … Continue reading

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a tense life

a tense life against a calm sky, a clear day, but only for a while. © said sadain, jr. 2013

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Peculiar Speed of the 5-7-5s

In a parallel universe, I would have been a prolific writer, churning out, day and night, streams of  prose and poetry, and kilometric reams of novels and essays, you would wonder if I ever stop for anything, if I ever … Continue reading

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this is water

    this is water this is water we must learn to love while it embraces us beneath our skins and with our best to keep it pure lest we forget to swim and drown in sins.

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The Tempest

The Tempest It looms on the horizon riding the back of waves raising sails in ashen canvas that can only burst to spread fury and fire rains and dancing dervishes. It draws in breath to still the air so that … Continue reading

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a sun song

a sun song sun lifts from beneath steel wings of anxiety, pensile promises.

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the edge of a continent. . . .

At 4:00 am, Salm woke up with the ethereal feeling that the whole night sky was shining through the window. His tabletop, tilted 110o to face his bed, was glowing softly. It was strange that his favorite pillow was almost inaudibly … Continue reading

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