Monthly Archives: October 2014

Standard Time

The light we set to saving in the spring we only borrowed; now we must return it so the southern hemisphere can bring its crops to readiness, its skin aburn. We fall this weekend back. We get the hour sacrificed … Continue reading

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Night Vision

I went to bed too early, so I dreamt vignettes all night as if my history were made of shorts: remixing trite with tribulation; splintering delight with thorny iterations and retorts. So I beheld the boredom of my youth, saw … Continue reading

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Timid & Fray (Finish)

They both had Johns. Jeanie’s had been such a close friend in college that he stood up with her, her man of honor, when she married Keith. They’d been what is now called “friends with benefits” then, and they saw … Continue reading

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Timid & Fray (Start)

Jeanie raised her kids ass-backwards. She managed to produce a hesitant mousy male and a daughter who’s always spoiling for a confrontation. She’d like to blame it on Keith’s genes but it’s environmental. And even though Keith was around more … Continue reading

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Arachnidoma

How like a spider I become of late: how vigilant, and light upon my feet. I carry fourteen times my body weight upon a clue of gossamer, as neat as mercury. Renewing my own bed at least six days a … Continue reading

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Three Wishes

It took me near five decades to decide exactly which three wishes I’d select, but I am ready now – I’ve trued and tried assorted theories and I don’t expect to change my mind, arranged to best receive the favors … Continue reading

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Sudden (End)

Lily and I caught up at lunch, so we discussed our now-big boys. But she has a daughter too, and Gen has provided her with three grandsons. Like my boys, Gen’s sons are technically Jewish (through their mother), culturally yiddische, … Continue reading

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