Tag Archives: life

By the Book

After three decades of teaching workshops Angela could work no longer, insisting (yes she always insisted) things had stopped being as clear-cut as they were plastic thus adjustable. Educated but hardly disciplined enough to function outside a template or budget … Continue reading

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Button in the Hole

I have no judgment on these things a positive feedback cycle burned my hands and feet when I was three I almost rode it into orbit but got caught banking on the obvious. An accelerant superceding hot aspiration like an … Continue reading

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Until Trying Is Old

I’m going to tell you the secret of life it is butter, a sweetheart, a book it is coffee and jam and taking a walk with big and little loved ones straggling and laughing at yourself over a beer. I’m … Continue reading

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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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