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Poem: Apology

The plastic bag from CVS Lay upon the genteel crest. A solemn sign — life in decay. Around here we don’t live that way. But in the bag was a receipt For Ex-Lax and something by “Fleet.” Seems local men are bothered more By constipation than by...
Secret to Long Life: No Cheese

Secret to Long Life: No Cheese

The first female mayor of Bisbee took office the same year as the first female Arizona governor. And here she is:   LaVerne Williams: lifelong resident of Bisbee, former banker and seamstress, mayor from 1986 through 1996, and current goodwill ambassador....

Bisbee Joe’s Story

“How did you find this place?” Asked Joe. He had just walked up to me on the patio at the coffeeshop. It was in the same way that puts people from the city on the defensive. What was this guy selling? I heard myself ask silently. But he wasn’t...
“You Gotta Do Something to Stay Young”

“You Gotta Do Something to Stay Young”

Scott and I sat in the company cafeteria. He gazed into the distance as though death itself had passed before his eyes. “You gotta do something to stay young” he said. “Look at people around us: Overweight; bored; moving slowly; all looking...