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Inconsequentia
from the
Fourth Dementia

Lewis Bruser

Born in 1929 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, Lewis Bruser grew up in the town of Macklin, Saskatchewan. He is a retired electrical engineer, is married, has three children and four grandchildren, and lives across Puget Sound from Seattle, Washington, USA. You can also see Lewis’ “Tale of Three Rivers” in the fiction section.

“Inconsequentia...” is a large collection of writings begun after the Brusers moved from the Bay Area in 1963—each piece originating as part of a letter to family and friends, often in response to something they had written. Of the items that were lost over the years, the one that Lewis wishes would turn up is his poem about his friend Hy and his work in solid waste disposal. All Lewis can remember is the last phrase:

But to Hiram as he frolics
in corruption to his bollocks,
It’s the everlasting ordure of the day.

TheScreamOnline, as well, would truly enjoy reading the rest of the poem. Mr. Bruser is a man extremely well-read and traveled, and his wit and command of the well-turned phrase belie his humble nature. Below is a sampling from the 125 items in Inconsequentia from the Fourth Dementia. Read on, and enjoy!

The poems:

Across a Great Divide

The Piano Teacher

The English Observer

Contract With America

How They Repopulated Swabia
After the Thirty Years’ War

Gedanken Am Schillerplatz

Photo by Robert Balcomb

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