Category: Published 2020

Where there’s smoke…

This morning I finally had the opportunity to remind my neighbor not to smoke when he sits outside his front door because it goes straight up to my living room. He knows the rules well enough; he was just trying to get away with it a bit longer. (I’d been in Portland for several weeks,…

Warped (II)

Guns—like greed, poverty, pestilence,violence to women and children—form part of the Great Tapestry.The first weapon-threads were embedded so deeplyso early(surely warped, not weft?)ancient weavers remember not their origins.No way to unpick the fine wools now,though present weavers try.With magnifying glass held in hopeful hands,they kneel at the feet of historyand look in vain.Behind the artisans…