Monthly Archives: May 2013

On Vacation

I’m planning on writing a novel next month. This may have little to no impact on the world, even for those of you who know me, but it will definitely change the trajectory of this blog, making it less likely … Continue reading

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Perspective

Examine your shortcomings and ponder the details of every fuck-up until your self-esteem plummets and you begin to itch at the thought of how filthy you must appear to others like you have bugs crawling all over your greasy, smudged … Continue reading

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Souls At Stake

Slow-burning fires were used to execute those tied to stakes so that the agony would be prolonged. It was all just a glimpse of the Hell where the unrepentant sinners were about to spend their eternities. The damned would beg … Continue reading

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The Universe Answers Me

Pain in my chest after a walk and I wonder Is this it? I should have exercised more! and then a cool breeze smoothes my hair and reassures me that it’ll be okay either way.

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The Universe Answers Me

Pain in my chest after a walk and I wonder Is this it? I should have exercised more! and then a cool breeze smoothes my hair and reassures me that it’ll be okay either way.

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My Bad

When I explain that retinitis pigmentosa is genetic my mother takes that as an accusation of sorts which is not my intent so I’ve decided to ignore science and lay the fault where it belongs. If only I hadn’t stared … Continue reading

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Birthday poem for a friend

When he was young he dreamed of a life in the theater acting and directing and writing but he had bills to pay so he found himself working at a middle school where he had to make kids spit out … Continue reading

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