Monthly Archives: June 2016

Rehearsal

The fantasies are fused and focused now. Romantic dreams are cast and fast-portrayed without restraint. A day will teach me how to play the rest, or let the memory fade. We had our time and mattered at the end. I … Continue reading

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The Monster at the End of This Book

That’s my favorite Sesame Street book. In this I am not alone. According to wikipedia it’s the best-selling Sesame Street title of all time. It’s a super script for Grover and I love reading it aloud. Dramatically. Histrionically. My kids … Continue reading

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Vegetation

A polished tower arrows to the sky, its walls ceramic smooth, its silhouette a column soaring twenty stories high, and near the peak’s a single parapet. The tower’s moat is vicious botany, organic fence of thorny obstacles, and round the … Continue reading

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Wedding Memories

Remember Dad untwisting champagne wires? And then the sun warmed up the gas inside, so when the couple vowed as rite requires, the corks exploded up and circled wide. Or when the rabbi’s speech impediment provoked our row to laugh … Continue reading

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Do-Over

A dual renaissance is recommended: rebirth before our ignorance gets worse. Though we met months ago, if we pretended it happened yesterday, could we immerse our battered egos into pots of hot reception? Saturate our hearts without a sear? Allow … Continue reading

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The Pet’s Curse

I never was my mother’s favorite kid. She harped at me more often than she kissed. She made a hero of her son my sib, but Mother was a classic narcissist. My oldest nephew seems to share my fate: his … Continue reading

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Should Island

The geography is unfriendly. The small island is surrounded by rocky shoals, with a persistent surf pounding against the shore. It rises to a steep peak in the center, forbidding to climb and hazardous to mount. Surfaces at the top … Continue reading

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