“Mr. Pembroke, I found this on the Camino. Forgive me, but I couldn’t help but open it to the ribbon that marked your place to see if there was a date or something. And once I read that, well — of course I had to go back to the beginning…

Late Winter Poetic Longing 

Dried, blood-colored rust marring silver paint

Iron is present, and oxygen.

The coldest winter in memory

Never-ending.

The hydrant

Dousing fire, or cooling summer’s swelter.

Someone made this, conceived, designed, forged

Solution to a perpetual scourge.

What else is needed? Is boredom the true nemesis? No.

Look, and think. Beyond apps.

Consider the hydrant.

Remove the Blockage So That the Words May Flow

Life has its busy times. A certain time of day, day of the week, week of the month, or part of the year. You already know this. Do you know the creative toll the busy-ness exacts?

Writing is a joy when the words come. When they do not, you may…

And Giving It a Rest

Sometimes it’s a mom, sometimes it’s a dad, but hopefully at least one of them steps up as the go-to V.O.R. in the family. The one who says, “you’re right, son, that’s a REALLY cool bunk bed with a built-in desk underneath that we’ll have to put together all by…

Tom Worth

Reads and writes stuff; thinks the Greeks and Romans got a lot right; patiently and diligently attempting to make sense of it all

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