Monthly Archives: April 2013

Memory

I’d like to go to that city and see the man I lost my virginity to. His wife is on Facebook and I’ve seen a picture of them from 2009, with two nieces and his 80-plus-year-old father, whom I knew … Continue reading

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Poem 29

Challenge: include an action and an object in every line. Don’t worry about making sense. April is limping to an end leaving in its wake piles of mutilated words, cramped lines and forced rhymes inspiration dries up my eyes itch … Continue reading

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Dad: A Catalogue

Pleasure reading: Pride and Prejudice Rex Stout mysteries The Dictionary of Mathematics Required reading: The New York Times Favorite movies: Some Like It Hot A Night at the Opera Favorite foods: Scrapple Pot roast Shad roe Lobster Breyer’s vanilla ice … Continue reading

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Desperate

She was the one I blamed things on. We smoked catnip in my closet then moved up to pot. She introduced me to grown men then dated them. I did not. I remained untouched while she threw herself into love … Continue reading

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Late Middle Age

It has come to this. I am being hit on by men over 60. Not Sean Connery men over 60 types. No. A skinny guy at the coop slapping price labels With one of those plastic label slapper things. Yeah. … Continue reading

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Post Office

Everyone calls in sick at the Post Office today, except for a nice blond woman who is already frazzled by 9:15. She is helping a man send a box which once held vodka and now holds toys. “How many toys?” … Continue reading

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Swimming

My mother taught her how to swim my sophisticated friend on a visit to my grandparents When my grandfather fell in the lake my mother had to drive to Boston and left us with some cousins four times our age … Continue reading

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