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Running Cub
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Ann Arbor Review

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International Journal & ezine

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--editor / Southeastern Florida

AAR history note:  in print 1967 - 1980.  Irregular publications 1980 - 2004.  As ezine 2004 - present. Most of 51 years all together....


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Here is an archive of collective memory.
Warm your hands on an antique fire.
Drifting smoke and the aroma of burning wood
circles a basket of woven fibers.
It is filled with berries, pine nuts and seeds.

There is marrow spilling from a bone in charcoal.

Through hypnosis in the flames
I remember that I was here once before
with a life forged in fire.


The Oracle

Look to the ancient East
and find old Abraham
father of all mythology.
Now see the oracle
a ragged gray leper
who scavenges at the outskirts of truth.
At the center of a simple straw hut
in the realm of a night’s small candle
the bone caster kneels on a floor of clay.
He leans over a mirror of the universe.
The bones clatter out into an ethical paradox.
And from that dust is found a present fact:
that long-held myths
are loved more than any truth.


Fox News

At a place where shadows cross
you will find an aging prostitute
named Fox News.
On a dark corner of night,
she leans against a dim  lamppost.
She wears a red evening gown
which is threadbare and faded.
It is of a fashion that was popular
in the 1960s.

She has bartered her dignity
to the Devil
Now, she is:
a crystal goblet that now rings hollow,
a pearl false on the tooth.

She is offering truth as a latest position
to the few passersby.



Steve Barfield, North Palm Beach, Florida       


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