Author Archives: Mario A. Pita

Acorn Fingers

My hands are tiny in a cosmic sense, compared to planets, stars, and galaxies, compared to sufferings that feel immense, compared to summit heights and depths of seas. The fingers curling outward on my hands are only ten and far … Continue reading

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Foliage Language

Tree leaves turn very talkative, because a summer breeze is prompting them to speak while cicadas way up in canopies buzz, presumably to call the mates they seek. Though ignorant of what the leaves are saying, I love their calming, … Continue reading

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Parental Canto

Throughout my teens and twenties, fatherhood had never crossed my mind and only would when she who’d be my wife, when nights were wild, expressed the wish to one day have a child. Since that was out of the question … Continue reading

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Piano Triad

Wondrous Burden When life has seemed to be a painful load that I was struggling to drag uphill along an isolated mountain road as if a Sisyphus of stubborn will, I didn’t realize it’s not a stone, inert and unresponsive … Continue reading

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Jamming

♦ The sourness of sorrows where I am may be well-sweetened in a music jam. ♦ It may not be a jam that I can eat, but I can savor melody and beat. ♦ As in the world there’s lots … Continue reading

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Trainees

My fingers never had to get a grip on rocks arranged to heights upon a wall, a simulated mountain climbing trip with ropes to soften landing in a fall. They never had to be arrayed around a shape from which … Continue reading

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Spokesmen

While many people claim to speak for You or think that they are authorized to tell what You’re like and want us all to do to get to heaven while avoiding hell, I’ve wondered what would make them qualified, since … Continue reading

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