Tag Archives: Living

Don’t skip to the end

My wife and I communicate very differently. For example I will say I talked to daughter # 1 about X and my wife will say Did you ask her about Y and Z? No, I will reply I only called to ask … Continue reading

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A poem: Synonyms

I search for synonyms, Little words, Of bold expression, To define my existence Manufactured phrases, Simple tales or fables, To justify my presence, Or being at this moment An antonym maybe, A mirror of opposites, To defend what I am … Continue reading

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A poem: The Doctor’s Office

I sit grey and cold, years soaked beyond a black and white photograph of tight skin, dark hair on a straight and ridged frame waiting my turn in an ocean of Muzak. Days in mass, wasted in a wheeled chair … Continue reading

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A poem: Coffee House

  Absorbed in a cup of black heat, watching, listening The scenes change, bodies move, voices echo Business, relationships, old friends and new Some wait, they are late, maybe early I sit, alone, blending into the moment Job interview, smile, … Continue reading

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A poem: One Life

The azaleas bloomed, Pinks and whites against a backdrop of summer grass waiting for the heat to rise Yellow dust, pollen lust, coats the landscape Spontaneous and unstable, whisked away by an afternoon rain or an April breeze This is … Continue reading

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Field of Weeds

“The soil under the grass is dreaming of a young forest, and under the pavement the soil is dreaming of grass.” – Wendell Berry There is still a little nip in the air but Spring has sprung in my part of … Continue reading

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What?

Yesterday, a young man jumped off a four-story parking garage and died on impact when he hit the sidewalk below. He was in his early twenties. I had seen a news report which began cryptically about a suspicious man in … Continue reading

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