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Secrets Intact

We’ll die apart
with secrets intact
you winking to the end
me twitching my nose

an arboretum afternoon
english bay interludes
second beach under feet

driftwood delivering anecdotes
caught your hazel eyes last night
moonlight reflected from two-thirds
a world away

you told me about the hidden cafe
burning spoon and sugared rim
we both hold pencils and
somehow remember to breathe

our lives are fiction of
what we dreamed might be
but you must remember these moments
are sequestered
not imagined

Red-headed Girl in San Francisco from Shelter Cove – Postcard #27

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Rather raw, first sampling from the Shelter Crescent session featuring Brad Rees playing electric guitar while I talk and yodel my way around some freeverse – seems to be thinking about waiting for a red-headed girl in San Francisco while drinking at an unwelcome bar.

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Henry Going to Galicia from the Woodshed – Postcard #26

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Contemplating the edge of the (then known to Western folks) Earth with Henry the Navigator in this sixth instalment of the Woodshed Session featuring Bill Lenker’s guitar stylings / singing and me wondering why he went out into the unknown instead of turning right (or even  left).

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Curiosity in Rainstorms from the Woodshed – Postcard #25

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The fifth Woodshed session choogles along with a free verse extravaganza with Bill Lenker playing on the guitar and singing in-betwixt as I spiel forth words, memories, ideas and rhymes – topics include George Washington bridge, Providence parks, postcards to friends, and going nowhere.

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Belize and Bookshelf Observations at the Woodshed – Postcard #24

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Go on a trip for this next Woodshed session, again Bill Lenker on guitar and singing, and Dave busting some narrative about items on a bookshelf and reminiscing about Caye Caulker, Belize.

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Temporary Lighthouses from the Woodshed – Postcard #23

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Rolling along with the Woodshed Sessions, here’s number 3 … again Bill Lenker’s guitar and songwriting/singing skills along with my free verse and lyrical snippets – this time about lighthouses, aspen trees and an insinuated scandalous incident.

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Considering Vancouver Cobblestones from the Woodshed – Postcard #22

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The second Woodshed Session again features Bill Lenker on guitar and DaveO with free verse and lyrical snippets. This time, observations from a rainy night in Vancouver is the tangible topic – the intangibles are for you to determine.

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Cascadia Starlight in a Woodshed Session – Postcard #21

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A postcard from (along with the next few) the Steamboat Island woodshed with Bill Lenker’s guitar and vocals (see Postcard #13) dove-tailing with original free verse and lyrical works – fortified with spontaneous word-i-fication. First up in this series comes Bill’s song combined with my semi-rhymey verses about riding trains through Cascadia.

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Short Fiction, Coincidentally about Drinking – Postcard #20

Out on a nighttime walk, Dave sits in the frosty grass under a tree, by a pond, with a Guinness and reads ‘post-modern’ stories by Murakami Haruki, Raymond Carver, Kelsye Nelson and himself, as well as offering up festivus gift ideas.

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Snowy Nighttime Porch with Raccoons – Postcard #19

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From a snowy porch with raccoons chirping nearby, Dave reads from Richard Brautigan, Phillip Whalen, ee cummings, Walt Whitman plus his original free verse while enjoying Pernod and ginger-ale.

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