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since we last met

it's been some time since I've written here. I suppose it's a combination of reasons: - the toddler in my life - the move across the...

woe unto me, a poem

"O, woe is me T'have seen what I have seen, see what I see!" - Shakespeare (Hamlet) The Chinese treat the common cold with Ma Huang, a...

monster, a poem

the birds are chirping outside my car window but other than that, the silence is like a blanket over me. I embrace it, thinking of the...

behind green eyes, a poem

his eyes pierce me like two additional claws he's grown through evolution and survival of the fittest in this house with the two...

XFRM BOY, a poem

his Mercedes' license plate read: "XFRM BOY" so I pictured him as a strapping young man with overalls stretched across an autumn orange...

A Week with Cash

When I originally thought about taking one of my last two weeks of parental leave, I envisioned a full seven days of complete relaxation....

san gabriel, a poem

The streets are avenues of eyeballs, dips, dives and detours divert my path, a Ford Focus halfway out the driveway in front of me, the...

a whole lot of, a poem

your mother is concerned as to why the torrent of poems written about you have halted. she asked if I still love my family, leading me...

the balloon, a poem

the mylar balloon was tied to power lines, bobbing up and down like a buoy playing with the tension of a metaphor in a poem and a...

a good morning, a poem

it was a good morning dishes with smeared ketchup residue and pans united with fried egg piled up in the sink flakes of sesame sunflower...

framed, a poem

Hey you! Look at what I see and do! You look at me and I look at you! I go here and you go there. Whose life is better? I bet we can...

A Superior Identity

Well, Spider-Man has done it again. The recent news of Marvel losing the rights to the character has left many faithful fans distraught....

The Juggling of Grace

I hate to admit it. The shame and guilt eat at me. But there’s no way around it, I’m a fan of The Bachelorette. Not only that, I’m a fan...

Friends with an Addict

I walked into Changing Spirits Rehabilitation Center carrying two Trader Joe’s brown paper bags full of my used clothes, a pack of...

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