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Connections: February 9

2015-10 - 66 - AntennasWhere’s the writers’ catalog

that offers such invention?

I need more than prompt and blog —

a step beyond convention.

My writer’s brain is jumbled

by inchoate voices within;

I need these to cut through the mumble

to help me unriddle the din.

I’d put one on my shoulder

and the other on my head;

I know I’d be so much bolder

if I could just hear what’s being said.

More thanks to the S.W. Berg Photo Archives.

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Connections: January 9

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAON TAKING DOWN THE TREE

Do you know this monster?

I bet you do.

Sometime in your life

┬áit’s come after you.

Slithering, hissing

it primes for attack

wound around ankle

shoulder and back.

Squidlike, willful

predatory AI

offspring of Hal

how its twinkling colors lie!

Pretzeled and curled,

metaphor for life’s lot.

Brain-healthy challenge, maze fun?

KNOT!

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Connections: November 8

An entire playground!

Does it matter?

Naturally not —

they want the same ladder.

At the same moment.

Because better than play

is sibling foment.

An album opens

in my head —

other siblings,

some long dead.

‘Twas ever thus:

siblings meant to feud and fuss.

Then years go agley

to entropy:

family, home, brain and bone.

One crumpled sibling stands alone

in hospital starkness

sleepless darkness.

Why is one

the caregiver daughter or caregiver son?

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