Tag Archives: Marc Frazier

What a Difference a Day

The one who got away returns at times amid the routine because today is not enough. It has to be enough or why go on? Sometimes I think of the one day of Mrs. Dalloway’s story. The worry over the … Continue reading

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Cape Cod Evening

            —Edward Hopper I enter this evening to join them. The dog, alert to the song of a whippoorwill, still in the strange, long, blonde grass extending into a stand of pines. The grass rubs my shins and calves as I … Continue reading

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The White Hen Pantry’s Last Green Pepper

She takes the waxy mass of green from its cool wire rack. Outside, she throws the sack into the parking lot where it dances on the hot concrete. She tosses her find into sunlight, squeezes it with pulsing rhythm, feels … Continue reading

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Going Back

Can a chair hand made from poplar make me whole? We scour for the one-of-a-kind, crafted with the visionary’s eye. Spirits reach out in Lick Creek, Nauvoo, New Harmony. At dusk, we join deer drawn by trust into open fields— … Continue reading

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Sjögren’s Syndrome

Anything begins with water: the mouth of the Euphrates, villages, city-states, empires, all our ideas gathered, passed down, one place, another, now and later. And stays alive as well: cell, tributary, heart. The body a creek bed thirsty for a … Continue reading

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Anomalies

…for everything flowers from within, of self-blessing; though sometimes it is necessary to reteach a thing its loveliness…                         —Galway Kinnell In the endless mall of Florida—a French patisserie run by French people. Birds flit for crumbs. Sherbet umbrellas beckon Town … Continue reading

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