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For my Seventh Birthday

I got my last dead grandpa, I saw daddy cry.   By most accounts, my first dead grandpa was a saint.   I mostly remember pictures.   And folks, including my last grandma, who will never quite be dead, thought … Continue reading

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Oh Lord, Give Me Not a Simple Prayer

Why do people want a “simple prayer”? Give me long and complex rituals! Neither do any good, but, like solving a Rubic’s cube offers no answers but is a fun challenge (until you get bored with it), a complex ritual … Continue reading

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Dark Rainy Saturday Afternoon

awaken from nap to mother’s voice my dead mother   and wonder is she close after time passed   or am I closer to where she is than I think?

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Warm Against my Thigh and Not Dreaming

I am awake: I hear my wife get up and go to the bathroom, and then out again.   I feel the curled-up dog- warm against my thigh- through the covers, yet I am dreaming.   There is a pull-down … Continue reading

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I Am Not Suicidal

In fact most days if I could be healthy I’d like to live to be 94   or 100   but some days I’d like to die early not tomorrow but not too far away   and some days that … Continue reading

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Lady Baby Jesus

has angel wings only they aren’t angel wings, but look like them, except hers   have a little good crown at the top signifying this: She is the “head bitch in charge.”   She pronounces all our guilt, shakes her … Continue reading

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The Boat He Drove Down Dexter Avenue

Maybe this isnt a poem, maybe it is:   He drove a pale blue green car the color of the water off the beach Destin Florida with fins that came up to my shoulder. soft white leather seats and a … Continue reading

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