Category Archives: Prose

Bad Axes

I recently had the pleasure again of collaborating with yet another talented artist. My old friend Teresa Magana of Vida Y Alma recently called me up with an interesting project. Teresa is a skilled painter with a striking style, drawing … Continue reading

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Proud Summers Moon

It’s been a year of collaborations for me…delightful, insightful, inspiring collaborations. the following piece is one of the poetic variety, as I recently came together with a talented artist by the name of Karin Zink. Enjoy…   Proud Summers Moon  sippin … Continue reading

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Words to live by

I must live by my word you must live by the very utterances that pass through your lips we must live by the noise we create so don’t be quiet or check your laugh ‘cause you very well may be … Continue reading

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Rosewood & Steel

I recently had the pleasure of collaborating with an extremely talented designer and furniture builder by the name of Mark Cwik. While strolling through this year’s Design Harvest show, I came across Mark’s work and was all but floored by the pieces … Continue reading

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Autumn

yesterday there were no leaves on the ground today they abound driven down from lazy swaying tendril tips by that wicked October noreaster that cuts as hard as it whips so welcome fall welcome autumn it’s been so very long … Continue reading

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Rocketship

built a rocketship for a friend so she could jettison to galaxies beyond in search of life forms as intelligent as she ain’t no engineer but I’ve ridden that train ain’t no cosmonaut that’s not something I’d feign ain’t no astrophysicist … Continue reading

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possibilities

the future may dawn just as we dream if we are wise enough to enthusiastically embrace the possibility it holds Austin Bader Copyright 2011

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Heads and Hearts

hearts and heads heads and hearts play tricks upon your soul they cry they sing they seldom agree on that which shall make you whole they’ll fool and muse befuddle and confuse refuse your dying plea to settle the score … Continue reading

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Perfect Day

Perfect Day a single candle pulsing…flickering fighting to alight one room the gentle thrumming of the rain alleviating all this life’s worry all this life’s pain genteel gusts from the spring maiden’s lungs pushing the window shades in then out … Continue reading

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The Step Show

  The Step Show From Vaudeville Everyville and Nowhereville they came high stepping and dancing barely escaping that hooked cane boogie for a dime strum a tune for a dollar hollerin for one drink at a time knowing to prove … Continue reading

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