Category Archives: Skepticism

When the Magnolia Stands in the Wind

When the sun comes up in the morning On some ragged green day in May The magnolia will open its blossoms, Plant its fragrance square in your way. You’ll stand there with your bare face hung out As you realize … Continue reading

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The Dead of Winter (a pantoum resurrection pantomime)

In the oaks where the brown leaves loiter as impetuous March approaches singing empty promises of spring, the blackbirds accrete in dark clusters. As impetuous March approaches, strung with palm fronds, smeared with ashes, the blackbirds accrete in dark clusters … Continue reading

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The Buddha on Laundry

Every sock you wash only steals from dogs one more whiff of nirvana

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Homeopathic Gravy

Remove roast from pan, drain all fat and scrape away all tasty brown bits. Add water. Add more water. Then add more water.* *For best results, you’ll want a pan—that’s, oh, about Solar system-sized— filled with water for every molecule … Continue reading

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