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Old world wisdom, new world insight – poems, poetry, philosophy, dreams, commentary, ideas


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WORDS: Con pewter

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

The digital television is not even a television.


It is a monitor. 
No, not even that.
It is a blank screen.

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Texas Computer Terms

These were 19th Century Texas words way before they were ever computer terms.

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

CHIPS:               What you step in when the cows are in the pasture.
CLICK:               The sound a gun makes when you cock the hammer.
ENTER:              How Yankees say, “Come on in!

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Mere or merely

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

First Look is all about movement.
See my hand touch my reflected face?
All the sunlight through my hair colors my skin.
Something behind me?
I’ve never been able to notice that before.

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Aquí TO THE CITY

by Lawrence J. J. Leonard

Spanish translation below

We want to go back to our rightful home,
the place of our ancestors,
a region filled with spring and promise.

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