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Church Of The Eyes

Church Of The Eyes

Pierre Fontenot October 16, 2014 0

I saw him make a u-turn, to go back to the convenience store where the clerk had given him too much change. I saw the way he talked to the state trooper, who pulled

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Less

Less

Pierre Fontenot October 1, 2014 0

Let me see myself Less me-ish. That I ever was is a gift, that I remain is a gift, whatever future pulse is a gift…whatever talents, blessings and opportunities that seem mine are actually

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The Prodigal Dog

The Prodigal Dog

Brad Goins August 22, 2014 0

Two Fridays ago I was writing an Uncle P’s Bedtime Story about Amazing Grace. My dog, Kramer, was around, and near, but I was far away, deep into the Land Of Thinking and Writing.

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Wishing You Easy

Wishing You Easy

Pierre Fontenot August 11, 2014 0

I wish you a full heart, an easy conscience, and gratefulness. May you be defended from envy and thoughts of lack; may your eyes see the All You Have. May you Love at least

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WE MAY NOT PASS THIS WAY AGAIN

WE MAY NOT PASS THIS WAY AGAIN

Pierre Fontenot August 7, 2014 0

I had ambitions to be on the road earlier, full tank of diesel, full belly of coffee, but one thing after another, here I was, still in Sulphur, running an errand, and there coming

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SOUTHERN FRIENDLY

SOUTHERN FRIENDLY

Pierre Fontenot May 14, 2014 0

We were strangers. They were Them and I was Not Them and it took us less than three minutes to like each other. This sort of thing ain’t uncommon in The South. It’s a

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EYES ON ELDERS

EYES ON ELDERS

Rick Sarro March 5, 2014 0

If I was a teen again and had a do-over, I’d recommend that I cast a considerable gaze upon the elderly. I’d look around at old people and find those who bore good fruit

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THE TESTIMONY OF DUCT TAPE

THE TESTIMONY OF DUCT TAPE

Pierre Fontenot February 23, 2014 0

I’m seated towards the front of the church, among the elderly of the congregation, seated behind a lady with winter in her hair. When you reach her age you’ve obeyed the rules long enough

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LO, I WILL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS

LO, I WILL BE WITH YOU ALWAYS

Pierre Fontenot February 7, 2014 0

Early in my workday I said hello to people who are dying. We joked, we hugged, talked about the mid-20’s weather, felt sorry for the plants, there was a little conference about a four-dollar

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THIS BEING A FRESH JANUARY …

THIS BEING A FRESH JANUARY …

Pierre Fontenot January 23, 2014 0

Let me stand, but bend to truth. Let me write my conclusions in pencil, and have no shame in a well worn eraser. Let me see myself true and fit my britches. Having paid

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