Monthly Archives: October 2020

Roadside Flora

What unusual willowy wheat-like stalks I exclaimed from the car, stop let’s pick some dig some Let’s plant them at home, graceful reeds with slanty drooping heads, lithe and lyrical, let’s put them in a vase. I wonder what they … Continue reading

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I Ate Too Much

sushi tonight stomach is big like Buddha mind is Confucius feet have wiggly Taoisms fingers full of Parable Holy moly I ate Talmud rolls stopped with saucies more than dozens. a Come to Jesus moment a Dharma karma so much … Continue reading

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Me, Writing as My Husband’s Ex-Wife

Dear Karl, I thought I could wait it out until you returned home from Basic training on leave I think they call it but I cannot live in America one more minute and anyway I do not think I love … Continue reading

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My Dreams Are Gloomy

I’d rather have pedestrian ones my husband just dismantles greasy engines reassembles them in his sleep. all I do is tumble rumble through unlit desolate worlds teetering to destruction bleached eyes kissed with fear skipped trip through endless corridors dark … Continue reading

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Johnny Suspenders

My husband is a wandering hayseed planting suspenders like apple trees, because when men get to be a certain age they lose definition in their midsections: no hips, no rump, plump underbelly, and they wear trousers that plummet down unexpected. … Continue reading

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Paean to Menopause

I suffered through a lifetime of tampons stuck halfway up my bleeding orifice, string dangling between my thighs wadding stuffed and stiff and swollen, waddling with necessity always a startlement, no such thing as scheduled, just turn around and blood … Continue reading

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We Were Watching

an exciting cowboy movie and I said to my husband, I’m disappointed we don’t have bar fights anymore remember when we had that big one and I threw a whiskey bottle at you but you ducked and it hit the … Continue reading

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It’s All About the Cat

For breakfast Izzy and I share a can of fish and two spoons of buttered popcorn – we open the Amazon box together she watches while I put away the order; we study cat videos on the computer Izzy likes … Continue reading

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Like a Pallbearer

or like a bride walking next to my mother down the rows of flowers, hums of bumbles; posies in our path we step and scuff: My mother once found a twenty dollar bill in a parking lot She has the … Continue reading

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Going Outside But

rain dispenses wet ants and mucky leaves, seems nothing is gloomy as autumn drenching; and discouraging; cheer myself baking bread; measure flour, yeast warm water set to rise; then wouldn’t you know the downpour drops dead in the middle and … Continue reading

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