Monthly Archives: January 2015

Dedicated to a Friend

what’s one more fire to put out ball to juggle bullet to dodge mountain to climb burden to bear? she can handle another punch to the gut slap in the face kick to the head yank of the hair poke … Continue reading

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Gunshot, 7:34 PM

Yuppies dominate this neighborhood driving Audis and Mercedes past the country club whose initiation fee is thirty thousand dollars ferrying kids to riding lessons and lacrosse practice or that exclusive school tucked in among the horse farms returning home for … Continue reading

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A Reasonable Request

Napoleon told Josephine in a letter that he was coming home and she should stop bathing In anticipation. His nose carried the fumes of gunpowder and corpses, of horses and latrines and scream-filled field hospitals. To bury his face in … Continue reading

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Why Former Students Smile When They See Me

Now and then I run into a former student working as a barista or in the lobby of a theater and they come running over all smiles to ask me if I remember them and I do and we chat … Continue reading

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Smile

Her shirt said No Code a secret message I received and internalized as though liking the same unpopular album bound us together. She may have noticed my awkward crush (or maybe she didn’t) when we shared a seat on the … Continue reading

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