Monthly Archives: September 2016

Lila, Queen of the Rodeo

Lila Exiled Deposed queen of the neon rodeo Cankered by years of self-loathing Hidden among the ill-fated few Cloistered in cans with faded labels Waxed paper tossed to an angry wind Left to shred on a fence of barbed wire … Continue reading

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A Cosmic Test?

I’m one of those people who dream in color.  I grew up thinking I was special because of these vivid nocturnal images, only to later discover that most people dream in color.  Apparently, a lot of folk also share common … Continue reading

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For Jane

artwork and photography by Ginny Benton     Alone in pastel shades of hushed reverie Warmed in cloak of leather-bound companion Seen only through the spaniel’s drooping lid Skittish fingers pick scabs of spirit gum Rude remains of a face … Continue reading

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Prodigal Son

artwork and image by Ginny Benton   Holy temple of my birthing Nestled stately among diseased elm Succorer to the flightless crow Beacon to the road-worn minstrel Steel quaffed fortress Lined with yellow parchment Stretched and fly specked with age … Continue reading

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Black Moon

original art and photography by Ginny Benton   They were wedded in the fall under a black moon Joined in rare moment of one accord Snarling rite of seething union Boiling cauldron of spare parts Ripped jagged and tossed together … Continue reading

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The Visit (Part Two)

As the title above suggests, this is a continuing saga. For first time readers, please read The Visit (Part One) here.   I’ve been known to drink a bit in my day. Ever been blackout drunk where you wake up … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap

Business, art, or precious dreams All legacies diminished When tasks mundane Take center stage We live a life unfinished   Scarlet’s words an empty vow Drenched in pain and sorrow The best laid plans A pile of ash When there’s … Continue reading

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