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Where The Truth Is

When I lie, it is automatic. I don’t think about it–although it is coming straight from my brain. My mouth opens and out it comes and I then have the chore of living with it, embellishing it (you thought the … Continue reading

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The Sky Ran Through Me

The sky ran through me: It did and I didn’t even know it. It did and it felt like the first orgasm I remember and it was that, in sky form. It did and I wouldn’t make this up, you … Continue reading

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Church

There was a preacher in my Southern Baptist Church who, on occasion, would mention a church-goer who had not given enough money. He called me several years ago, at the request of a concerned citizen who thought I left the … Continue reading

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Unlikely

Even against the backdrop of the world, life, you, I hold my own. I never knew that before.

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No Beginning and No Ending

I am going to try to relate this to you in a way that does not sound contrived. It’s impossible. It is contrived. Contrived means that it was obviously planned. This, what I am telling you about, was, and yet … Continue reading

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Landscape Photographer

Tonight I took an old woman back to the operating room because she had a bowel obstruction. Two things here: One: we are built like donuts and our donut hole does not tolerate a twist. Two: she had been to … Continue reading

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Smoke and Mirrors

What I think I know is smoke Mirrors are a luxury.

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The Place in Me

Quieter than the ending of the night when the graying of the black and the graying of the light meet and it’s dawn; quieter than the ending circuit of the tires on snow after the engine is cut and the … Continue reading

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Eddy

What is a truth and a lie? A photograph is the lie sitting, like a spider in the web of the truth. What stays and what moves? A river does both and stops doing both at the same time. What … Continue reading

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Beauty

I walked out of the exam room, spent and unsure of myself, unsure even though I had been thoroughly identified. Every ten years most doctors have to renew their vows, so to speak. This is done by taking a five … Continue reading

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