Monthly Archives: July 2014

Tectonic Shift

It finally occurred to me to put closed-captioning on the tv for my almost-completely-deaf Grandfather. I’m 35, he’s been this way all my life, I just now thought of it. Closed captioning. Like they have in every bar in the … Continue reading

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still working on that pearl…

‚ÄúThere are, it seems, two muses: the Muse of Inspiration, who gives us inarticulate visions and desires, and the Muse of Realization, who returns again and again to say “It is yet more difficult than you thought.” This is the … Continue reading

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Another keeper

Puttanesca Before I gave up wondering why everything was a lot of nothing worth losing or getting back, I took out a jar of olives, a bottle of capers, a container of leftover tomato sauce with onions, put a generous … Continue reading

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Protected: I wish in between, it could just fly.

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I never want to lose this poem.

Moving Forward The deep parts of my life pour onward, as if the river shores were opening out. It seems that things are more like me now, that I can see farther into paintings. I feel closer to what language … Continue reading

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Living Air

So much information is carried in humidity, scents and sounds, vibrations, memories trapped in tiny droplets, suspended in wait, rushing to greet you when you open the door, bringing the news of the day. Without it, the air in a … Continue reading

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Sea Change

It’s Sunday at the cafe, pecan pancakes are scented with orange zest, it’s almost cool enough inside to get away with drinking the tea hot. Bright red juice is so heavy with ginger and beets it punches me in the … Continue reading

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