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Explaining myself.

One for the Road

One for the Road A poem I wrote for my dialects class.  It’s a feel-good, thinkin’ kind o’ thing. <meta name=”p:domain_verify” content=”096e8b949c0c7d6b143a6b6225169bd8″/>

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Speechless

If you see me in the hall appearing distracted it’s only because I’m living on the verge of tears these days. Not tears of sorrow nor of fear, but for the near constant state of amazement that pervades my overworked … Continue reading

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It’s August… again.

It’s August… again. Sometime, while you’re waiting at the dentist’s office or in a DMV line and have nothing better to do, take an inventory of the times in your life when you’ve had a serious injury or illness.  Note … Continue reading

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Better off in the Sunlight

Better off in the Sunlight Life is a roller-coaster, you know?  With chest-ripping climbs and stomach-dropping plunges, corkscrews and loop-de-loops and… nausea.  At least, this is my life.  Isn’t everybody’s like this?  Or am I being overly-dramatic again?

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EGG SALAD

Egg salad.  It’ll kill you. Of course, most things will in this world. Laid, gathered, sold and bought. Boiled, peeled, mashed and seasoned.

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Bad Words / Good Words

Bad Words / Good Words (Is it a poem, or is it prose? I have no idea.) I want to use bad words to express my anger that somebody would With resolute forethought, plan and execute such heinous acts Of … Continue reading

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Protected: Poster Child

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My Hidden Pool

My Hidden Pool I was given an assignment once, in one of the many self-improvement classes I’ve completed over the years, to fill a paper bag with images representative of myself.  More specifically, on the outside of the bag, I … Continue reading

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A Valentine to the Day

Valentine’s Day – 2013 So, it’s Singles-Awareness-Day again (otherwise known as “St. Valentine’s Day”) and I’m pausing—oh, so momentarily—from the feverish writing on my screenplay to send this day a Valentine message: Dear Valentine’s Day: You suck.  Peevishly yours, Crabby. … Continue reading

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Speaking to Cancer (a poem)

My friend is battling cancer.  I can only imagine how many of you reading this post can say the exact same thing.  Some of you may even substitute “friend” with “spouse”, “parent” or “child.”  You hear it everywhere.  It’s a … Continue reading

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