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harold sikkema

Eden, Zion (Rev. 2)

The bit in brackets is not a scripture reference. "Rev. 2" is a designation to indicate that this is the second revision (or waypoint, or landmark, or stopover) of an image on a journey. I'm discovering a new level...

The bit in brackets is not a...

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The Velveteen Rowboat

These words herald a story told elsewhere. I'm telling it there because I thought I would be cleaner in its own space. Take me there! These words herald a story told elsewhere. I'm telling it there because I thought I would be...

These words herald a story t...

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Spuds

Is there life after shelf life? After shelf death, is there redemption? If dinner's not your destiny you grow tusks, you're grotesque You dangle instead on a wire in the limelight: objectified. Today my subjects are afraid, eyebrows whispering to nervous furrows. Primetime was years ago and retirement isn't much fun in the dark. Will someone yet take...

Is there life after shelf l...

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Domestic Blues (1/6)

I love housework. I don't always do my chores on time, but when I do them, I go all out. Today, "all out" refers to the grace I've found in an empty soap container. Grace, flowing through my eyes and...

I love housework. I don't al...

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Swords and Ploughshares

While for the generals Montcalm and Wolfe, "Québéc Citadel" might have connoted heavy artillery, my own scaling of the QC cliffs this past December involved strictly the shorter spelling of "Canon". I hate everything touristy, so when I find myself for...

While for the generals Montc...

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Palimpsest

Whether or not I did my dishes well, the microsopic remnants of yesterday's fair may well mingle with tonight's risotto adding to it such palimpsestuous character as that which appears daily on my the house whiteboard, whose time tested usage continually resists our efforts to scrape...

Whether or not I did my dish...

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