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Key West Light – April 1981

A few palm trees in sight Wavering in the Key West light. High noon on Key West Even in the shade The blinding brightness All horizons so close Key West. No sailor fears the edge of the world I know no fear I stand on Key West. 95 miles from Cuba. Swim out South from […]

Florida Drifter – January 1975 – Journal Entry

 Past midnight
 A Palm Beach golf course
 The 17th green
 Palm trees silhouettes Against a starry balmy night.
 I fall asleep. On a sheet On the green grass. Before dawn
 Rain drops
 Not rain
 Green sprinklers
 To the west night
 To the east the sun
 Flamingoes surrounded the green
 Pink flamingoes A hot swampy […]

Florida Postcard 2/28/78

This is a postcard from Florida dated Feb 28,1978. Hilde was on a road trip with her extended family; four of her younger siblings, two step siblings, two dogs, her mother Kate and Joe All in a van. My friend Andy was living at the family’s Brookline compound with Hilde’s older sister, Therese. He can’t […]

THE LAST GO-GO BOY by Peter Nolan Smith

Americans tend to judge the nation’s fiscal well-being by the rise and fall of the Dow Jones Index, even though Wall Street’s accumulation of wealth has destroyed the spending power of the middle-class. Next month’s bonuses for the hedge fund managers will not save a single consumer buried under debt, after which the corporations will […]

Gator Hole Bar Okeechobee – 2008

The world has been changing with the man’s desire for mass suicide. Florida’s Okeechobee Swamp has been imprisoned by interstates and poisoned by the evil Sugar Barons, such as the Fanjuls. Its water level has dropped drastically in the preceding years of drought. “In 1970 something a flood lifted off the roof,” The beehived bartender […]