Author Archives: stephenarcher

Bounty

Bounty In the whole world, I and my family, are well within the top 1% in terms of money and our hope of “making it” financially. We have more than enough food and we have a house and clothing and … Continue reading

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Untitled 101

There goes my heart, again, running. Until it actually leaves, until I found it running through the woods, the past and future were everything and being between them is not the same as being present. That (the present, the gift) … Continue reading

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Busy Brain

My brain is a whirling dervish. Mostly I am in it. It is interesting, flashy, sexy even. Exhausting. I would like to step off that ride for a minute please. I have been meditating, a little. I like to have … Continue reading

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It’s Almost Nothing, Just This Moment

It’s almost nothing, this moment between us It’s the passing of our hands across the table It is the paying of bills, it is the proverbial kitchen table And us Discussing the future, in capital letters and, you know etc. … Continue reading

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Black Is Blue

Tonight it hit me that what is in memory, what is old, what fed my imagination (for better, etc) when I was 18, would comfort me. I was right. I turned on an episode of Miami Vice. Some would say … Continue reading

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Every Decision

Every, Every Decision Is Life Or Death I could stay put, stand in line, be quiet. I could do my part, be a part of the team, cooperate. Maybe I should wait for a better time, maybe. Now’s not good. … Continue reading

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Keep Looking

  Today I made a pile of rocks with my kiddo for an hour. It was a three inch square pile of little tiny rocks. Today I developed a photo of a partially focused tree. It was a forgettable moment … Continue reading

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Sometimes the light shines through the corner of my hat, and then…

Sometimes the light only gets there through a corner, around a turn. What happens when the questions stop and there are only answers. This is a serious question. Or… Is a person swimming toward help any different than one who … Continue reading

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Bouquet

I spent the night in jail and looked at the walls and I wondered how I would eat the food for years and days and days on end. From the perspective of day one (and only one) it was inedible. … Continue reading

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Tidal Pull

I am thinking about the tide and watching it now, again, for several days. We are about 60 feet above the tideline in a house on the Oregon coast and I can see the ocean moving from above. I know … Continue reading

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