Category Archives: people

If Only

for Julie, on her birthday if only every evening settled into darkness with a slight breeze and a plate of cookies, a sleeping dog at my feet and wine in my hand, four or five of us on your back … Continue reading

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A Divided Union (Day 30, 2018)

The NaPoWriMo folks asked us to interact with an odd historical fact. A Divided Union Lincoln was the first president with pet cats, a fact that so enraged dog-loving actor John Wilkes Booth that he interruped a play to make … Continue reading

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Random White Men (Day 24, 2018)

For a friend. Random White Men You’ve been married twice, her mother complained. You’d think at least one could have been Puerto Rican. The old woman grumbled curses in Spanish while the pale man sat smiling in ignorance on the … Continue reading

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did you hear? (Day 22, 2018)

Another day, another poem. did you hear? a sister of my neighbor’s best friend’s third-cousin’s dogsitter is also the state trooper who arrested Cal Ripken for beating Kevin Costner with a bat for sleeping with Cal’s wife the night the … Continue reading

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Hibachi blues (Day 21, 2018)

Three weeks of NaPoWriMo down. Hibachi blues ten shows a day spinning eggs making onion volcanoes tossing shrimp into mouths he gets tired of smiling and pretending he’s excited to chop up their chicken in front of them in between … Continue reading

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Changes (Day 19, 2018)

National Poetry Writing Month moves forward! Changes when David Bowie died I stayed in bed all day flattened by the loss of an artist I rarely listened to (and then only the hits) I found myself filled with regrets as … Continue reading

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The Boy Dreams (Day 14, 2018)

The NaPoWriMo prompt for the day involved a dream dictionary. I decided to leave out the dictionary part. The Boy Dreams The boy dreams in gigabytes, bright colors and mashed buttons– a world with no consequences and endless second chances, … Continue reading

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