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BrooksLooks @ The Final Injection

an injured leg an ominous break then the inevitable steps a vet must take adrenaline rising with anguish and stress the only relief in a wrangler’s caress falling down with wild, uncertain eyes a final injection until, a heartbeat dies … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Synergy

all was right with the world today i was where i wanted to be at times it comes together like this along life’s trajectory i know it will change again one day as this sweet tide goes out for now … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Hamburger Heaven

Jimmy Buffet wrote a song about a cheeseburger in paradise, but he never tasted the flavor of the beef from cows raised in an unincorporated ranching community in northwest Colorado, at least that anyone here knows of. Sand Mountain Cattle … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Hospitality Recruiters

As a young hospitality manager, you may have begun receiving calls from recruiters without knowing they could one day be instrumental in shaping your career. Perhaps you are very happy where you are and generally ignore their calls. I suggest … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Tomorrow

Tomorrow if we knew how fragile this all was would we still do what everyone does if tomorrow came and this was gone would a change in behavior suddenly dawn will wonton acts of careless extreme compromise this beautiful dream … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Release

Release peaceful calm in wild spaces far beyond culture’s storms into the quiet places where nature transforms on a guiltless flight to sanity sanctuary sets me free all it took was letting go in nature’s current life’s wild flow brought … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Inhospitable

Inhospitable the roadside motel has gone to hell storage units with beds would do as well proud old brands once defined service now staffed with people who make me nervous bleary eyed and short on smiles we see the sign … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ A Patchwork of People and Time

A Patchwork of People and Time in a life of joyful moments i recall those we shared now your face appears to me at last and all the moments we shared somehow i ponder too the great catalogue of all … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ One More Thing

One More Thing when my time has come and i fade from view do what you will with what’s left of me, then do what’s best for you and one more thing when i’ve gone after my last day buy single … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Dude Ranchers

In the Company of Dude Ranchers We just hung up our hats at home after attending the 91st annual meeting of the Dude Ranchers Association in Tucson Arizona. Imagine a whole banquet-room full of America’s kindest people, a legion of fiercely … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Mother’s Birthday

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOTHER mom, the life you gave me is a little older today and in those decades now gone by we’ve both come a long, long way i’m still the same old person you raised me up to be those sacred … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Alpenglow

Alpenglow Brooks Bradbury new calves play jumpin’ around horses graze in fields of green columbine bloom crimson and blue wildflowers pop up in between river flows too fast to fish but as the sun comes down we’ve got our wish … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Moved to Tears

Moved to Tears Brooks Bradbury they move from the Bay State mountains south to Connecticut’s shore move to the land of bratwurst and cheeses to Sheboygan and back to the Blue Ridge for more move to the land where the … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ A Poet’s Prescription

A Poet’s Prescription Brooks Bradbury thank you for sharing these moments with me for reading words arranged mindfully a poem can convey what a poet might say how they think about life how it all goes peacefully pondering it’s ebbs … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Something Gave

Something Gave Brooks Bradbury red blood on a white hot sidewalk officers in blue an outline in chalk lost in the cracks humanity cringes at the unravelling lives of souls on the fringes disenfranchised sanctuary lost forgotten and hurting the … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Drones

When the Drones Flew Over at Night Brooks Bradbury bloodshed flows from countless hearts in collisions of religious might a techno-precision response unleashed and the drones flew over at night human kindness is threatened an epic battle is on the … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Knees, Please!

Made a Deal with My Knees Brooks Bradbury always heard you’re the first to go but you’re still here and all i know you’re a little sore and this is real promise me a decade more and i’ll make you … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ An Ancient Trail

On An Ancient Trail Brooks Bradbury where it leads from and where it leads to on an ancient trail narrow and true footprint on hoofprint path worn and clear evidence of the Appalachian souls who passed by here compacted in … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ But Did I Really Live?

But Did I Really Live? Brooks Bradbury it took too long to really see time rushing through the sieve there but for God’s grace went me but did I really live? i vow to do much better in the moments … Continue reading

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BrooksLooks @ Little Lives

Little Lives Brooks Bradbury no one knows how any soul could live by limiting their own pushing exhausted onward strives life’s victor alone let us dream big out on the edge and let us not lead little lives and after striving … Continue reading

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