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Poetry – For the Kitty Stretching in the Sunlight with Questionable Motives

For the Kitty Stretching in the Sunlight with Questionable Motives Kitty is pretty and sits in the sun, Her black fur is temptingly warm and inviting. If I were to stroke her would she come undone? Who knows, who knows? What Kitty is thinking I cannot suppose. For though she lies still On the warm […]

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Peotry – Veronica

Veronica Her delicate purple flowers Gaze into my eyes. I mark the hours As Helios’ chariot flies.   Veronica’s lovely eyes close. For dusk overtakes As the moon bull lows. I must leave her till dawn breaks.   How intimate was it to share The tender embrace Of my love so fair As sleep overtook […]

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Peotry – Graying Light

Graying Light My senses chase a graying light, As grains of memory slip through the fingertips Of the hourglass of my brain.   My world turns and slips to night, For memories dissolve like slow departing ships On a salty sea of ebbing pain.   But through this world of dimming sight Where tears and […]

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Poetry – The Mouse in My Pocket

The Mouse in My Pocket I have a mouse in my pocket. I told my friend Thomas, and he said “There’s no way! Your pocket isn’t near big enough for a mouse!” “But I do!” I told him. “Sure you do,” he said.   Then my friend Philip spoke up. “Hey,” he said, “I’ve got […]

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Poetry Clear Blue Sky

Clear Blue Sky   Today as I was walking in a field, alone, a single white rose petal fell from a clear blue sky. As I watched, it fell, it seemed, with purpose. Gently it drew to me, softly caressing my forehead, Touching my cheek, Brushing my lips With such a tender, subtle stroke, Tracing […]

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Poetry – Christopher

Christopher I bought a Betta fish last week. I named him Christopher, and I picked him out Because he was white and pale grey. But when I brought him home and put him in his new warm tank, He erupted in reds and purples and blues over the next three days. I never would have […]

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Poetry You Followed the Moon

You Followed the Moon You came from the East with the rising sun; Bounding through the flowers as we traced our waning shadows Towards a noonday picnic under cloudless skies.   So happy were we in the morning light, Late we noticed, lost in joy at your carefree abandon, You were off and chasing West […]

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Poetry: The Trees Grow Out of the Air

The Trees Grow Out of the Air A Broken Sonnet   The old contented gentlemen will say That of the mighty tree; it grows from root And over years of nurturing it may Grow tall and broad from this established foot. On this they will repose and gently sigh When young men dare to dream […]

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My brother asks about Ali-Liston 2 pt. 2

Ali-Liston II : May 25, 1965 Considering that he had proven to himself that he could slay the giant, Ali was much more confident going into the second Liston fight. Liston however, was very concerned for reasons that were above and beyond getting slapped the ring for fifteen rounds like a Catholic school boy, if […]

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My brother asks about Ali-Liston 2 pt. 1

Jersey Joe Walcott – The Oldest Heavyweight Champion and Shortest Lived Heavyweight Champion Referee. In true Ali style, the rematch with Liston in 1965 would lend another indelible phrase to the boxing lexicon. While the first fight was an instant classic with the line “I am the Greatest”, the second was stamped by the press […]

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Venting for the voiceless

Author Justin Curtis’s Troy-inspired novel By Katie Fender Photo: “Plight of the Downtrodden,” by Justin Curtis Troy native and author […]

Art & Soul

Yellow Springs’ art fair connects art to community By Tara Pettit Photo: The Art & Soul Fair takes place from […]

Be Well, Marsha 11/17/15

The slower seasons By Marsha Bonhart I have a friend whom I adore. I don’t always understand her, but she’s […]

Three artists. Three days. One lock.

‘Locked In’ on art at Yellow Springs Arts Council By Joyell Nevins Photo: [l-r] Artists Brandon Lowery, Nathaniel Foley and […]

Ask Rocco 11/17/15

Who the hell is Tony Zale anyway? By Rocco Castellano Photo: Boxer Tony Zale knocks Rocky Graziano to the ground […]

March of the Turkeys

The Turkey Trot tradition treks on By Don Hurst Photo: The Ohio River Road Runners Club 37th Annual Turkey Trot […]