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Something Old Testament About The Moment

Something Old Testament About The Moment

Pierre Fontenot November 10, 2014 0

Something is not right with my father. Tests have happened, pictures have been taken, doctors have whispered. My sister’s children approached her. “We’d like to have Poppy baptize us.” Unspoken in this: 1) they

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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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