Echoes

July 5, 2013 

from out

of last

centurys

thrice weekly

after dinner

radios

episodic

eat on trays

tv shows

or saturdays

at the rialto

come

thundering

into today

hoof beats

of the

great horse

silver

as cued to

overture

trumpets

the lone ranger

rides again

but this time

he is sidekick

to the star

tonto

the cavalry

are bad guys

and comanche

doomed heroes

a mythology

slightly

revised

explain

the masks

deeper

meaning

is the silver

bullet literal

or only

a metaphor

translate

kemo sabe

accurately

hi yo

and

away

why

doesnt

he stay

stories

told

and

retold

while

we sit

together

in the dark

hand filling

or finger

piecing

popcorn

out of

our

shared

tubs

it all

becomes

sacramental

we

await

with

some

tonto

a spirits

return

h.

Hubert Neth, a United Methodist pastor, has been contributing to the Journal for more than 20 years.

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