Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Mail

   The mail rarely bears letters. Mostly it’s not letters. Buy this or pay for that, that’s the mail. The exceptions are the letters from my brother. He is in a prison in Texas. Handwritten on school notebook paper with … Continue reading

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The Road

In spite of the uncertainty in my life I feel the openness of the blue above me more than I feel the constraints of the road I can’t see, more than the curve’s unexpected challenges. If I choose, I can … Continue reading

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Metronome

We stand side by side waving our arms beating time in the wind beautiful and senseless. I can’t get away from the turbines. The sound is the placental rhythm, the wind cut by the blade is the same as the … Continue reading

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Rolling

When all of an ocean streams through me like a river, When the plane out the window follows the cirrus cloud lane When half the moon glints on the plane’s window, a wink to me When the midnight train wails … Continue reading

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Percocet

The warm blanket of oblivion leaves me craving, even in its best moment. I still want a little more, a little less, something to make it just perfect and unending. As soon as I realize this is happening, I am … Continue reading

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Between Us

I turned down a loping dirt road that divided wheat fields. The windmills were there playing through the changes with the wind. The windmills drew me. They are a new shape in my world, minimalist, modern, engineered to zero tolerance … Continue reading

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Cow

My family is spread to the four corners of the country. 4 kids, four corners. One in Oregon, one in NYC, one in Cleveland, one in South Texas, in a prison. We learned from our parents, who fled Ireland for … Continue reading

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Road Trip

So there I am, standing, arms slack, on Highway 97. US 97 makes up the spine running through the middle of Oregon. I am somewhere on the cervical part of that spine up near the Washington border. Night’s coming on. … Continue reading

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half the story

sometimes the morning breaks like a wave, sometimes, and sometimes the night recedes like the neap tide, quietly, with you in tow, leaving me stuck in the hollow, between today and this dream. (The blog needs a little r&r. your … Continue reading

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Summertime 2

Random advice for me: Laugh lots (more) Show my teeth when I smile. Uh, smile. Love people, use things, not vice versa. Show up. Nurture curiosity. Believe in generosity. Listening is better than speaking. Play. Push play.      

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