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I am swirling by. It’s a curve. It’s a train. It’s a corner window You are looking out and I am looking up. Shutter falls, shadows rise Light disappears and winds its way back, Slack and sideways to this corner … Continue reading

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Just the photo. After my last post, I think it best to leave the words out…I say this even though I know that it will be hard for you not to go back and read it.  It’s bad.  Just owning … Continue reading

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For All Of Us…Goodnight

Pay attention. I am not going to waste space here:We look at one another waiting for one to change the other. We say to each other and we hear from professionals, that we attract the people who amplify our dark … Continue reading

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Outrageous Ingenious

The nondairy creamer swirled, gradually slowing. Like a ride at the fair, he thought. The first taste, gritty. He didn’t notice. He wears yesterday’s socks. The odd smell of yesterday’s cut grass embedded in the greasy wheels of his Worth … Continue reading

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Goes Away

It’s moving away. I t   i   s . The time I thought I had, I had that time, but I don’t think of it that way when I want more… time, I mean. The time I have “used” … Continue reading

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Today someone who knows me well sent me an email. I was going to say she outlined my faults and sins, but that would be kind. She delved in to the shame as only someone who has been there herself … Continue reading

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I Saw This (for Phil)

He’s 5, Chuck Taylor’s on his feet, before they were hip, when they were still just white shoes on a white boy, walking through the hood. He is kicking the can when that was still the name for ‘tag’. He … Continue reading

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Watercolors in the Rain

I wish for my life to be lived with a soundtrack that you would know like Spanish Bombs by the Clash, or like “water colors in the rain” by Al Stewart and the excruciating unending perfection of that line and … Continue reading

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See Through You

I trust people I should not trust. Not always, and not as much as I did earlier in my life and not nearly as often and not for as long, but I still do it. Something in me believes that … Continue reading

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Spring in Chicago: Robert

I had finally gotten to Chicago and the light was failing and I sat down for a minute. Robert sat beside me and it was a bustling bar. He was watching Baylor play in the final four. Their uniforms were … Continue reading

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