Tag Archives: Gregory Stapp

Belly Wail

And they said every one to his fellow, “Come, let us cast lots, so that we may know by whose cause this evil is upon us.” They cast their lots. The lot fell to Jonah. Now Jonah was cast overboard, … Continue reading

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Legend

These lines are freeways, highways, interstates, paths, dotted lengths, longitudinal lines like 35º15′, prime meridian, Tropic of Cancer, black spots, towns, stars – cities in the shapes of symbols. Along Route 66, in Carthage perhaps, a crumb of dirt constitutes … Continue reading

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To Slaughtersville and Back

The tradition is to drive to Slaughtersville and back, bring the guitar and not play it, tune the radio and not listen to it. Oklahoma falls away from SH 9 like an unsung river. The trip is about watching this, … Continue reading

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Ceci N’est Pas Un Café

Pour 2 C Dasani into polystyrene cup Heat in microwave, 2 min HI Combine 2 T Folgers instant decaf with flavor crystals with 1 t Great Value non-dairy lite creamer and 3 pkt Nutrasweet, preferably well-aged. Stir vigorously 30 sec. … Continue reading

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