Some Far Lake

by Jim Duriga

                                                            the leaves rustle overhead,                                                             as the creek rushes toward                                                             personal doom in                                                                       some far lake.
                                                            the wind is rising,                                                              but I do not notice;                                                             the stars are beginning                                                                       to pierce the twilight.
                                                            soon the day will die completely –                                                             lost forever to all my kind:                                                                far away,                                                                           A wolf howls.
Jim Duriga

Jim Duriga’s poetry and articles have appeared in many collections and magazines over the years, including Army In Europe magazine, Atlantis Magazine, the Of Thee I Sing poetry anthology, the Poetry-Coast To Coast Anthology, and others. In addition, his ‘crudely drawn but highly philosophical’ Leroy cartoons have appeared in a variety of college and other newspapers and magazines over the last 40 years. His own books include poetry collections, cartoon collections, books about Kern County, California, writing about The Monkees, books about Star Trek, and an ‘Alternate Universe’ book about George, Armstrong Custer. They also include a Man from UNCLE book, T.V. Trivia books, and TV parody books. For several years in the mid-90s, Jim edited a nationwide Commodore Amiga Newsletter called AMIGAMERICA., Jim Holds a BA in English from Mount Union College (Alliance, Ohio), a MA degree in English from California State University (Bakersfield, California), and an honorary PhD in Religion. In addition to being an Army Vietnam-era veteran, Jim is an ordained minister, who doesn’t preach., While his work has been published by a variety of venues, he also owns and operates Seneca-Secor Books, a regional press in Bakersfield California. Seneca has made a continuing effort to publish books by new authors and little-known authors. The firm has also released several poetry and Sci-Fi anthologies in an effort to help authors gain exposure. The proceeds from several Seneca-Secor books (including Trekkies, Trekkers, and Red Shirts and, No Graceful Aging) are being donated various charities. Seneca-Secor maintains worldwide, distribution and a presence on the Internet through such sites as, Barnes And, and Jim’s books can be found and purchased the world over.

Last updated June 21, 2015