Once I stole a hotel bible and left it on a bus…

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Once I stole a hotel bible and left it on a bus.

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God Almighty. As the folk singer Greg Brown sang: “America will eat you up.”

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Protophormia Terraenovae

Pollen in the air
Late afternoon

Lonesome
For my father

Hymn in mind
A blue fly

Lands
On my book

It’s hunger
A thin noise

Discernible
Only

While walking
On Herman Melville

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This is a story that you forget.
I went away, but did not depart.
And the meadow
Sinks into sorrow:

So
Do not worry.

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No one knows if the apostle Peter’s femur is truly under the Vatican, though there’s strong evidence in support of the belief.

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The poet Rumi wrote: “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

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Substitute knowledge for love in Rumi’s declamation. It’s a guaranteed recipe for humility, which when achieved, leads you back to love.

This is all I really know.

Oh, and spearmint gum doesn’t have any spearmint in it.

Author: skuusisto

Poet, Essayist, Blogger, Journalist, Memoirist, Disability Rights Advocate, Public Speaker, Professor, Syracuse University

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