Feeling bright-eyed, confident, and arrogant doesn’t do this job…You are far better off being lost in your work and writing over your head. ~ Jim Harrison, The Ancient Minstrel
Thanks for saying that, Saint Jim.
They have given you your wings by now, right?
So you can fly at last alongside those Chihuahuan ravens
that mothered you here all those years?
Well if not, that’s a sin. But I bet they have.
Its not so much writing over my head
right now as it is writing over my heart.
Its damn near summer but the world
feels bitterish cold. We’re rationing love. Yes,
you got out at a good time, pal.
I’m staying off to side. Its hard though, not to get caught
up in the bullshiticus maximus. Pray for me, Jim.
Say, when you’re walking with God in the cool
drop a hint that a sign’d be nice, some cairn to stop
us dead alive in our tracks, just a small stack of miracles.

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  1. Caroline Starr Rose on June 15, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Thank you for this. I’m two days out from a book edits deadline that has been beyond difficult. Taking comfort in this quote.

  2. Lynn Schriner on June 15, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    “just a small stack of miracles”
    There are angels among us and I for one am waiting…man I love your way with words my friend. How is your beautiful bride today?

    • thebeautifuldue on June 16, 2016 at 1:49 am

      Hi, Lynn. She’s scheduled for surgery next Thursday, then a long, long summer…thanks so much for asking about her.

  3. Lorretta @Dancing On The Dash on June 20, 2016 at 3:03 am

    I too have avoided with all my prayer-filled heart to get any of that “bullshiticus maximus” on my hands or shoes. Got to remember why we’re still here and what we’re supposed to be doing. Thanks.

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