Tag Archives: Present

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: In the light or in the dark

When the sun sets west of the horizon, Behind clouds that tease the dry earth I listen for the silence of a world at rest, A stillness that eclipses the fading light Standing in grass brushed with dew between my … 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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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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The cost of dying

I remember visiting my great-great grandmother for the last time when I was around eight years old. She still lived in the “big-house” as it was called but the scuttlebutt in the family was her time on earth was winding … Continue reading

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The purpose of life

“The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.” – Rainer Maria Rilke He goes by the name of Popeye. He couldn’t remember the story of why people started calling him that but he liked it enough … Continue reading

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