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It’s here: NaPoWriMo

NaPoWriMo celebrates National Poetry Writing Month, where one writes a poem a day for the entire month of April. As I did last year, I am participating by responding to the prompts given at the site NaPoWriMo. net. The “early … Continue reading

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A Toast to Childhood

“Cheers, everyone!” Glasses raise in salute. “Clink glasses!” a child calls. Same granddaughter who clapped and “yay”ed following a somber hymn at my dad’s funeral. That’s how her performances are received. I smile and bend down toward her happy face. … Continue reading

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Insider

Your conspiratorial wink seeks my complicit nod. A pact, an inside joke among us privileged. What’s the punch line today? Racism? Xenophobia? Homophobia? Today the tacit agreement ends. I will look you in the eye – unflinchingly – and say, … Continue reading

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Old but New

I don’t know when the original hardwood flooring was covered with carpet. Times change. Tastes change. A beautiful, gleaming oak floor in the mid-fifties came – over time – to be seen as an outdated, cold, hard to maintain surface. … Continue reading

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Turning In

It is 10 PM. My dog Chules stares up at me from the floor, where he has been sleeping most of the evening. He wants to catch my eye so I will realize it is bedtime. I’m not sure how … Continue reading

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Ship Shapes

To fit ships inside bottles is indeed very clever, but I would prefer that my bottles held rum. To ship boats in boxes – though no lofty endeavor – while sipping on rum could be fittingly fun. Moral: Drunk lips … Continue reading

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Picking Up the Pieces

Reluctantly I select one. Meaningless; set it down. Bored, I ponder others. These to the left; those up top. Angry, I’m seeing red. To the right with those. Puzzled, I look up. “It’s forming a picture.” “Yes,” smiles the therapist. … Continue reading

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