Tag Archives: life

In Several Places At Once

  Like snow persisting through June in broad bowls near summits the concerns of the deceased lie there. Lonely men and dour women do not be lugubrious unless your severity is likely to lapse into embrace. Dwarfed by the hotel … Continue reading

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Been There Haven’t I?

Covering up the aridentity of desert I sit where snow piles up and leaks into my dry driver’s seat and begs for blues to blanket my lack of fit in the banging trash can that is Utah. I came out … Continue reading

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Ignition

When I was a teenager I had a brush with death it did not kill me but gave me lust for life. While it might have robbed me of kidney function it didn’t leave me at the mercy of doctors. … Continue reading

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Wonderfully Terrible

[key of C, in 4/4] [verse] If you fill your house full of everything you want then finally when it’s full you will have no reason to go out into the world where the world has to be lived-in like … Continue reading

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Sense

Before we were babies our ears heard what our chests and backs felt without much of a sense of hearing and had to be born to tell a vowel from a stop. The laboratory and the playground of our reachings … Continue reading

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Spent On Breakthroughs

Pulled over for speeding spent an hour maybe two at the old courthouse in Burlington Iowa. I looked at my shoelaces and thought about the river just over there going south to the gulf. Too young to know better hitchhiking … Continue reading

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My Elusive Life

My bell-wrung childhood took too long my schoolish gradations got spelled wrong I married too early like a ding-dong beginnings bobbled like a roughed-up christmas tree. I was not well-suited to working a job hid out in colleges to stay … Continue reading

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