Category Archives: Essays

Two Poems by BA Wingate

By Markus Grossalber, CC BY 2.0A late summer of Great Lakes girls
with their sweet Pink Catawba
in antique sherry glasses
their coy fresh-water sailing-games…
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Kill Bill Comes Home

Army Dog Handler and 'Vaske,' by Cpl Lynny Cash, CC BY 2.0This is what Kill Bill carried in his saddle pack. For his four-mile round trip, five days a week, twice a day: four-pound bags of cat food to a feral cat colony in dire need of food and water. Under a hot June sun, he carried his own water. His saddlebag also stored a can of Alpo, even a can opener. He worked harder than he needed to, the way you do when you want to forget… Continue reading

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Spirit Waters

Scrub Oak 1, by Charles Hutchins, CC BY 2.0Gaze at the surface of the sulfurous pools – the dashing and darting of watery sprites – strands of currents lifting suddenly off the surface of the water – floating off into misty strands – softening to fog – billowing… Continue reading

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Picking Pomegranates

At dusk
I slip over the stone wall
to the orchard of Doña Ester.
I want her pomegranates… Continue reading

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