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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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Show Them the Greats! (Day 29, 2018)

Tomorrow is the last poem I’m writing for a while… Show Them the Greats! A poetry anthology for teens got a one star Amazon review from a man claiming that all the poems were from contemporary poets of little fame … Continue reading

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I have to write a poem but (Day 26, 2018)

Only a few days left for NaPoWriMo. I have to write a poem but I’d rather just get stoned and eat caramel cookies and snuggle with Kristy. I’d rather take a warm shower while listening to Sigur Rós and pretending … 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 cost of dreams (Day 16, 2018)

For today’s poem, Julie over at SalonZ and I agreed to use the same title for our poems. She picked today’s title; I’ll choose tomorrow’s. the cost of dreams thirty-eight ninety-nine plus tax and shipping for a black acoustic guitar … Continue reading

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“Where Do I Begin?”: A Sermon

What follows is the script for a service given on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church. Opening Words This weekend has been a reminder—for those who needed it—that teenagers often exhibit more moral courage than supposedly older … Continue reading

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A List of Wonderful Things about 2017

If 2017 was better than 2016, it was only a matter of degrees. We didn’t have to relive the skullfuckery of Election Night, but we had to confront its spray-tanned aftermath. Travel bans, tax bills, neo-Nazis…all things 2016 doomed us … Continue reading

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