Monthly Archives: June 2011

Included in the 2009 University of Iowa Summer Writers Festival Anthology

NO ONE TOLD ME We left him in Montana, far away.  My two older brothers stayed with him.  Mother packed up our clothes, a few toys and drove Michael and me toIllinoisleaving father. We lived with Nana Susie, and ate … Continue reading

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Included in 2009 Iowa Summer Writing Festival Anthology

A scene from my yet-to-be-released book, Stained Glass; a creative fiction account of my grandfather’s Stained Glass Lamp company, a Tiffany competitor, at the turn of the 20th century:    Lu pours Fels Naptha into the steaming water and stirs with the … Continue reading

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Harsh Words and Dry Bones

In a war where millions died Not just for acquisition But a war of elimination Bureaucratic rooms filled With uniforms tightly pressed, medals Speak of strategies and missions Storms prevent civil rescue No provision or water for soldiers What fuels … Continue reading

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Rainbow Trout

RAINBOW TROUT So, let the river take me I’m tired of holding on My hips and ribs battered by the boulders Rooted deeper than history knows these waters Knees, ankles shredded by shrapnel Of shattered granite who dreamed of a … Continue reading

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