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What crossroad am I approaching? London Bridge towards the National Rail Southeastern train surely. Are my considerations haunting me? I can hear foolish gossip. The wick on a wax candle burns until its finale. Am I at my wicks end-- setting fire to the paper airplanes circling Westminster? Another train passes by. “This one yours?” asked the middle-aged conductor. “No,” I … Continue reading Train to Ladywell
We dined on caviar and champagne until our words slurred and our bodies motioned us into the night. Humming taxies and swerving buses circled the city like the dreams in our subconscious minds. And our ears caught the keyed melody of an accordion. My fingers drummed away to Louis Armstrong’s “La Vie En Rose” and … Continue reading Paris in the Dark
In the small village of Norwell, a magician whipped and whirled incantations from the nose of his umbrella, a wish-granting spell, beneath the shade of a willow tree. As the spectacle was seen by all, there came three men before him, each eager to receive their heart's desire. The first man asked for his wish … Continue reading Snowdrop
In a dusty old box, lost in a maze. I searched for a relic of your past. A vinyl disk, the one we listened to countless times on a Sunday. I lowered the needle and the warm tones ran like a woodland stream, transporting me back to when things were blue. Because today is a … Continue reading The Record