Category Archives: Olive trees

Speculation

The news stations hovered around the front lawn of the White House. Even the days sporting events were interrupted as every tv station showed footage of a lone wolf laying motionless on the lawn. The likely intended target, the president, … Continue reading

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Palestinian Cigarettes

Palestinian cigarettes burn extremely fast it seems like, to make them last we have to stop, or turn back the clock. Some say its fate that makes them burn this way.   I met an old man, an olive farmer in a small … Continue reading

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Olive Tree

daylight fading into evening shade tree branches swaying old record played on repeat no street lights here nothing to fear but aching feet and tired eyes havent cried in too long the records skipping mid-song just as I started singing … Continue reading

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Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the war will end and the bombs will stop falling. They will send young men and young women back home to their families in big cities and farm towns where they’ll melt rifles down to make pickaxes which they’ll … Continue reading

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sundial

it’s scary how time slips soon tomorrow will be years ago as the record skips but its a pretty great trip around and around the sun spun so fast keep on spinning don’t remember the beginning and tomorrow, today will … Continue reading

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Andalucian Red Wine: part III

I lost myself in those endless fields of olive trees picture-perfectly framed by the window of that train as we cut across the Spanish countryside. I started to feel more alive my headache from all that wine began to subside by … Continue reading

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