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Born in the Shadow

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The Earth cast a shadow across its moon the night my daughter’s boy was born. The shadow moon glowed red like a fox bathed in dusk. Children know the moon has a face, the face of a man who, during this hole in his spotlight, becomes invisible, hiding from sunbeams that frame the shadow’s shaft. The shadow cast upon no …

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63

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Went ashore. Jumped on a ’63 Schwinn Continental and rode toward the sunset, at turns laughing or lamenting my first 63 years…came back with a bucket list for my next 63, if nothing goes awry…

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Spokes

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Alone, none of them can turn the wheel. A village of spokes. Equal. Indistinguishable. Steady as a watch on a schooner. In turn, each spoke hangs from the rim and holds the wheel for a millisecond until the next spoke inherits the stress. Even though they look alike, each spoke is an individual, and each has purpose and a name. …

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Run Aground

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Nearing the end of a grueling day at sea, I must’ve lost consciousness, fell asleep near some treacherous shoals. When I awoke, the ocean had flung the boat onto shore. Oh well, they say you don’t really become a skipper until you run aground. Then again, this may be the time I stumbled out of a bar and stopped here …

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Goodnight Irene

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Sign above Sundowners barroom door on Green Turtle Cay, Abacos. Irene was a mean, threatening, unwanted hurricane.

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