Tag Archives: family

All the Way Down the Wall

  He went back to where he came from nothing there but regret and insomnia. Sometimes almost all the time it’s blue all the way down the wall. He got fat in winter but then leaned up in the heat … Continue reading

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One Man

One man wears a suit ear stuck toothy cartoonish brute in a phone. One man in bare feet toes free bowed back and head covered planting seeds. One man that you did not see plasters the walls of his family … Continue reading

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Side of the Road

  I have daughters all you goddam rakes I have daughters and they speak to me I have daughters don’t you fuckin dare to get close or get familiar or feel free. Men with a dongle men appreciating nothing but … Continue reading

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The Pyramid

We sit upon our chair and sit upon it wrong legs over the arms or tipping it backward sitting on our chair breaking it apart. The american is a wanter from morning til evening dreaming about wanting instead of doing … Continue reading

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Roles

Son father brother cousin uncle husband player of any rule challenger of any game takers comers equals climber of muscular trees digger of murky holes good at finding and filling roles. Fearless magnate maker of decisions with rightness of boyishness … Continue reading

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Like Or Not

(for my father) I say ‘he’ when talking about both him and me. The one born to bear and the one known to know and a third similar to the sum of ‘we’. Can he describe the conflict he had … Continue reading

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That Time of the Year

  White chairs around a long table sat in every Thanksgiving shared like childhood was. Talk about tossing around old ways and habits like balls caught and dropped. Walls of shelves populated by books I wish someone had read besides … Continue reading

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