Category Archives: Musings

Steve Mork, vocals, jug, bass, in the PH PHactor Jug Band. Photo taken by Herb Greene at the wall in Herb’s studio. This photo is part of the band’s archive.

Girl magnet, musician, farm boy, literature major, veteran of the US Army, vagabond, taxi driver, gregarious, well-loved, divorced, re-married twice, at least three kids and many g-kids. My friend, lover, playmate, housemate, funny, easy-going, hard-working. I was lucky to have … Continue reading

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For Lois Who Read Me The Li-Young Lee Poem

by Merimee Moffitt That bright day toronjas not lemonade fifty cents each, large and lumpy picked from a Grandpa’s yard in Arizona bursting with sweetness out of this world. Remember the Hood River peaches hanging over the fence? We rollicked … Continue reading

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Back-cover info on Free Love, Free Fall: Scenes from the West Coast Sixties

Merimee’s stories slip readers into the times that were “a changing,” the time between beatniks and hippies and then some. The settings follow a winding path from San Francisco to New York City and back to the farm factories in … Continue reading

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dependable sweater

Valentine’s Day Feb. 14, 2016   My mind is trying to find an in on “dependable sweater” Maybe she means one that doesn’t disappear for days and not even apologize One that never unravels when your parents are visiting Too … Continue reading

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published on LamentfortheDead.org

For Felix Kumi, school bus driver, killed by police gunfire August 29, 2015 by Merimée Moffitt Bedford Ave, Beekman Ave. and 3rd Street understood Felix who in turn understood the danger as he slowed his steps, heading home on Friday … Continue reading

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The Tour

We headed south at Counselors, NM, 17 miles west of Cuba the quiet red rock, pastoral beauty   Rains have turned Navajo land green, but off the highway, fracking for oil is everywhere, even in the velvety, hut-like hills Di-né … Continue reading

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Debbi Brody’s Review of Making Little Edens

Over the years I have heard Ms. Moffitt read at numerous New Mexico poetry events and I was always drawn to her clear and strong poetic voice. When she asked me to review her book, Making Little Edens, I was … Continue reading

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