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Winter + Spring 2013/2014

Now & Again: The Writings of Lonnie Burr

 

A new poem...

 

 

 

The Solace of my Cave
by
Lonnie Burr

copyright July, 2013

The sightless black of night time frightened me
as a child, like the lone hand creeping up
stairs to strangle my throat, silencing breath
forever, momís insidious choice for
my sixth year, hands bigger than buses
on screen but we all make mistakes donít we,
so subtle and uncaring our loving.

I spurned my fear matriculating to
teen years of carousing, no veritas
in vino, coupling with feminine wiles,
games witty, arcane words, meaningless laughs
to make sense of desperate chaos and
quotidian maladies, defeats, death,
to which we are all vulnerable
for the curt, lost, spindly years allowed us.

Changing my circadian rhythm in
my thirties - Pavlovís techniques sans bells - I
awakened early, seeking eyes open
to the light of day and losing the need for
puerile, post twilight quests, safe in my cave
long after reading of Platoís and Kantís
and Nietzscheís - four searching souls not solaced.

We men/boys and women/girls search long for
who we are, from whence we came, where is home.
Our caves, all of us, because despondent
we grieve for the loss of self, our world driven
by visual myths, inhuman faux apps.

At light, I slip from my troglodytic
solstice and, quite alone, sit outside with
my own coffee concoction, listening:
the fountainís cascading sound, the morning
chirps of birds, majestic Douglas Fir views,
then choice of weight of books, thoughts, peace on earth.

Just as I resist the suffocating
machine world of this new, dark century,
I exclude the sightlessness of the night
and evil trying to clench my throat, as
it stalks to my room and seeks my soul.

© July 2014 by Lonnie Burr

 

 

 

 Here are two of my short stories that won an award and were published in the L.A. Herald- Examiner -- a paper that is no longer published  -- but my stories had nothing to do with that!

copyright 2015,2016 Lonnie Burr

 

 

 

 

 

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