Wednesday, June 29, 2011



From the beginning, years/have been love letters/to things that disappear/and remain. --- From “Two Thousand and….” by Hannah Stephenson, The Storialist, o6-28-11 

Once upon a time: is a slumber line if any,
unlike lullabies that now use the F word.* 

Once upon a time: was a trigger to fantasy
about frogs and princes, fairies and trolls. 

“Once upon a time” has yet to be edited
out of Hemingway, Faulkner, and Bellows. 

Once upon a time: that, too, has come back
to all our versions of the incarnated Word. 

Once upon a time the world was simpler
than we know. That was once upon a time. 

But our milestones were once upon a time
marks of how far we have rolled millstones 

farther away from what once upon a time
were the jumping cliffs of self-immolation. 

We will move on, but leave our footprints
where we were happy once upon a time. 

---Albert B. Casuga

*Have you come across Samuel Jackson’s reading of “Go the F*** to Sleep! “? Google it. It has broken You Tube hit records. In our time.

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