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"Shoes”
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Alison Parham

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Stuart Presley

~~~

requires such delicate care

Here we are in the zendo

with dirty, aging feet.

The crickets begin

their evening song,

        far off the silent guitar.

There is

only the wall,the blank wall.

                 What sadness!

 

~~~

All of a sudden

at 67

I woke up

and realised

that I had

no website.
Well,
I had
no computer.
So I went outside
the kitchen window
to help out and learn
from the spider
who,a website was weaving.

For days we worked
then one night
fired up the transmitter
hooked
To the web    antenna
Where we sent
to the next-door    star
the message
of our becoming.


~~~

It's the cold of the year.
Wounds of the past,

hurt.
Spring willow buds come out
and the grass is green from the rain.

He couldn't,

praise.


Stuart Presley is a poet and photographer from Davenport, California. His poems have appeared in Solo Novo, Oread, Soundings, Fennel Stalk, Harvest From The Emerald Orchard, and Cafe Solo. Public readings have included San Luis Obispo Poetry Festival, Corners Of The Mouth, Louden Nelson Men's Series and public radio stations KCBX and KUSP. Photographs have been shown in juried shows nationwide, and have appeared in Porter Gulch Review, Oread and others.

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