Author Archives: saaribampo

The Place Memory of Small Things

The nights afterwards in this place were not bad like the first one, because I then had my bearings. All my senses had touched the objects about me. But it was lying in that smothering dark and not knowing what … Continue reading

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Her Feet

In the days leading up to election on November 3, 2020, I happened to recall my one and only visit to the Statue of Liberty. This was a long time ago – probably in the late 70s – so my … Continue reading

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Swimming Upstream

The Torrent Duck (Merganetta armata) inhabits fast-moving, boulder-strewn rivers and streams high in the Andes of South America. To me, these churning, chilling, deafening waterscapes are frightening to behold. A Torrent Duck is the avian equivalent of a white-water kayak, … Continue reading

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Broken glass falls in the forest

Broken glass falls in the forestand from green dreams we wake to song.Dark eyes unseen pierce our nightto watch us stumble out of nakednessinto day. Slowly,we perceive their glances. We shove off rough covers,abrading the skin of our sleep,and from … Continue reading

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Fix It

Update: On Monday, June 15, 2020, the Supreme Court declined to hear any of the qualified immunity cases pending before the court. On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, MinnPost published a version of this blog post in “Community Voices”:  Fix It The federal … Continue reading

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