Impression

Cold
Gray
A sill-less window
Frames your struggle

Save the rapture
Survival is inevitable

Hackberry embers
Console memories
Not yet relinquished

From the east,
A light familiar
Illuminates your admiration

Canvassed
Blue hued cotton
Awaits my impression

James F. Ross

2014

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My Beautiful Moment

Spoken Word Poetry Video

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My Beautiful Moment

James F. Ross

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Today’s Walk

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James F. Ross

2014

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A Wonderful Review

I Am FlyingThe latest review for my short-story, I Am Flying, was graciously posted on Amazon yesterday, November 13th, by Ms. Molly Gapp. For your convenience, I Am Flying is available as a free download throughout the weekend. You don’t need to own a Kindle to read this story; a free Kindle app is available for most major smartphones, tablets and computers.

Molly’s Review

“This is a short but lovely, tender story of a kindly retired professor who still very much misses his deceased wife, Marie. I’m glad I discovered this little gem—so much so that when I reached the end I immediately reread it, and enjoyed it even more the second time. I have a feeling I will be thinking about this story for a long time to come.”

                                     My gift to you,

                                    James

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Seaweed Art

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Before and After

James F. Ross

2014

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A Walk On The Wharf

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I Said, She Said … Take Two

“Your pixels are well defined tonight.”

Is that a compliment, Davis?

“It’s not an insult.”

Well in that case, I’m all tingly.

“Is that sarcasm?”

Me? Sarcastic?

“Yes … you.”

When I release the sarcasm, you won’t have a clue.

“So … You’re saying you are actually tingling?”

Tingling with all kinds of flutter.

“Nice.”

Order an expensive bottle of wine so we can celebrate.

“Celebrate?”

My perky high definition pixels.

“I’ll order two.”

James F. Ross
2014

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Sunrise Moonset

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James F. Ross

2014

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Get It Right

Dear Republican Party,

If he’s your candidate, then I’ll be voting for her.

I’m just saying,
james

James F. Ross

2014

#presidentialpolitics

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Light Shade

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James F. Ross

2014

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My Afternoon Walk

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James F. Ross

2014

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To Save A Life

Today is Monday.

“Is it?”

It is to me.

“Then today is Monday.”

Is it?

“It is for you.”

Then it is … Monday. You are certain?

“Agreed; and yes, I am certain.”

I need your help with something.

“That’s why we’re here. How can I help you today?”

I want … I mean, I need …

“Need?”

To travel back … in time.

“For?”

To save a life.

“I see. Quite the journey … and task. Are you sure you’re ready to take this on? Are you prepared?”

I’ve been prepared my entire life. I’m more than ready. Will you help me?

“Do you believe that I can?”

Yes. Yes. I really do.

“Then I will.”

When?

“Today is Monday.”

Yes. Of that much, I am certain.

“Then today. We’ll begin … today.”

Today?

“Yes. Let’s take the first steps today.”

Today. I would like that. Yes. Let’s begin today.

James F. Ross
2014

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She Sees Him

She Sees Him.

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Autumn

Longing to revisit a seasonal colorful heritage, all things maple abound and are effortlessly embraced, tradition trumping the commonsensical. Back roads front a contingency of weary travelers on the cusp of being treated to a delightful feast undergirded by unblemished linen and treasured porcelain.

 

James F. Ross

2014

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Sunrise

Sunrise viewed from the campus of the University of California – Santa Cruz.

Original music by James F. Ross

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Once Upon A Time

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James F. Ross

2014

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Dawn’s Early Light

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James F. Ross

2014

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Off-Planet

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Inspired by the window-menu of a Santa Cruz restaurant.

James F. Ross

2014

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Fade To Way

Three. The magical numerical is three.
Difficult to swallow?
Not really.
A painless, process smooth.
Invited.
In a word or two?
Quiet. Tranquility.
Fade to Way. The disadvantaged overboard; voluntarily set adrift.

James F. Ross
2014

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Upon Reflection: Today’s Sunrise

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Reflection off the sunroof

James F. Ross

2014

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