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a word no one would have used then
some things do not require definition
in order to be recognized.

it was obvious to all.
Except the two principal actors – that took longer.

Wrapped in togetherness.
the magic and the magnetism
Everything is possible, no probable
brightness bends to winners.

There were dark times – too many
blame was a distant echo
caution, a refuge for losers
they were golden.

Now many years later
scatters of memory
brief acknowledgments.
Did it ever really happen?

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Most of my life has been spent on the bench, occasionally called into the game by extravagance or attenuation. Waiting has turned a loner into a recorder - nondescript and inconsequential, more not noticed than overlooked - the non-vantage point of children not yet considered old enough to understand. Orphaned Islands (Un)poetry is a lifetime of picking anecdotes up and not throwing them away. Stories collected like odds and ends placed in a box in the basement, the garage, the garden shed - uncertain as to what their use might be but knowing that one day there might be one.