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Banh Mi Me My Marching Shoes

The lowdown creepy enemy, after marching up the hill for what had to feel like a hellish eternity, finally arrived. They were not us. They started out lower down. We were better. I felt prepared to skirmish in their prosaic … Continue reading

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Flailing

      One of the two million or so moths hatching in the dirt after the first rain of the season took flight and crashed into my eye. The moth did not survive. The first thirty seconds is often … Continue reading

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Slow, Superficial, Weak, Shallow

     The dirty gulls that flock to the lagoon formed where Aptos Creek used to flow directly into Monterey Bay before the state of California slammed its bureaucratic stamp down are not a popular bunch.  In the argot of … Continue reading

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Illusion of Height

     As a traitor to my species in the war against human enablers of venal cats who murder beautiful birds, I am constantly trying to improve.  If I remain the same, what hope is there? None, right? That’s as … Continue reading

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Fecal Matters

     The ad hoc lagoon that has been formed where Aptos Creek used to meander unfettered from the Santa Cruz Mountains down into Monterey Bay was so filled with loose and gushy goose shit, as well as common everyday … Continue reading

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Head Up

     I followed a white cat known for his treachery who I suspected of stalking beautiful birds, keeping my wary head up in the deep forest. His provocative tail swished like a ten dollar whore in five inch fuck-me … Continue reading

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The Rise Of The Smoke Before The Fall

     The United States Army started a planned forest fire in the oak studded foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains east of Monterey Bay.  It was hot, dry, October. Unfortunately, manageable events escaped and became difficult to control. The … Continue reading

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The Facts, Jack

     The morning after brought pain.  Joints and junctures were muddled and misaligned.  The easy answers fizzled.  Understandably, suffering followed soon thereafter.  Not even the most devout humans who prostrate mindlessly at the knees can ignore that one. The … Continue reading

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Every Which Way

    I was having a dream.  Unless what I was having was no dream.  Unless the stuff of dreams is more or less the same stuff as the other stuff, only mixed differently, prior to settling.  Like light, velocity, … Continue reading

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Seed Pecking Teeny Tweeters

     High tide had come and gone.  The avocados were ready for mashing.   The Meyer lemons were primed to be mercilessly sliced and squeezed, the cilantro decimated, and minced.  I had a sharp knife in my hand.  I … Continue reading

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