The Masterpiece
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The Masterpiece

My Dream Fort Was Once an Active Metropolis 800 years ago

Did I need a kiva to answer my prayers and to keep my beverage steady?

Wally Chapstick felt like a boy again in the greatest fort ever made. Photo by the author.

Day 17: July 9, 1988 Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

The Mom stirred early.

Her slippers gently rocked the pop-up camper back-and-forth. In a soft whisper, I…

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Walter Bowne

Walter Bowne

This poet-angel-hipster dude from Jersey writes satire, humor, fiction, poetry, essays on music, travel, gardening, and his belly button. He’s a trophy husband.