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House vs. Home

A house is not a home. It is but a pile of sticks. “‘Home is,” on the other hand, as Robert Frost famously said, “the place where, when you have to go there, / They have to take you in.’” Less well known, and more resonant, are the words that follow: “‘I should have called it / Something you somehow haven’t to deserve.’”

Tower

This week they are painting
the North Gulfport water tower.

Prodigal II

I wanted to say I have come home
to bear witness, to read the sign
emblazoned on the church marquee—

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