Tag Archives: Tragedy

Phnom Penh: City on the Mend

City arisen from a┬ábeat-down by villains and despots Wounds unhealed, but scabbing highrise tinted glass City of two million in ’74 –two thousand in ’78 Lonely omegamen huddled in dark closets, Anne Franks all, listening for the sound of boots, … Continue reading

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Wheels up, Captain, please: a tragedy revealed

Oilskin skies at night Waiting to board my flight Wheels up, Captain, please Get us up over those roiling seas I don’t think I can placidly wait anymore I’ll crack and fall catatonic to the floor Maybe there’s a lightening … Continue reading

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Midwestern Tragedy in 90

A white clapboard house and leaning red barn dot a green expanse. A brown wedge of roiling dust glides in too fast from the west. Three cracks of gunshot spread across the prairie but fade to silence by the time … Continue reading

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