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January 20, 2020

Bury me near
a bristlecone pine
I'm an extrovert;
I need company.
I want company for eternity
and stories of
rain and snow and dinosaurs
astronauts and emperors.
And we can laugh
about the curse:
the tree is old
and I will already be dead.
But alive,...

January 21, 2019

I feel like a butterfly
with a bazooka.
I am bursting
out of my

with a bang

and a pow.

January 10, 2019

To make a Blanche DuBois, you will need...

1 part Silk Nightgown
3 parts Grief
8 oz of Regret
Squeeze of Loneliness

Spritz of Magnolia perfume
Splash of Kindness

November 4, 2018

I was reading Alexander Chee's How to Write an Autobiographical Novel - well, am reading it. In fact, I just set it down, cross-legged on the sofa (it has manners) in the middle of the chapter titled Rosary.

When I read the title, before jumping into...

October 4, 2018

She's happy when I'm sitting down.
She has no idea why anyone
would ever leave the sofa -
what are you, mad?
She follows me in hallways,
stands in corners, waiting -
she'd point to the sofa if her
arms worked that way.
What are you, crazy?
Grab a pil...

October 3, 2018

To make an Apollo Creed, you will need...

1 part Right Hook
3 parts AMERICA
8 oz of Eye of the Tiger
Squeeze of Heart of a Champion

Spritz of Mentor
Splash of Ding Ding

August 4, 2018

Y'all, I have to talk about this video. The first time I saw it, I was 5 years old. I didn't know the name of the song, but this image, and its music, stuck with me, followed me like Peter Pan's Shadow, with a life of its own that I couldn't catch.


May 25, 2018


Every day

Every single day

Every single day I miss you

Every single day I pick up the phone to call you

Every day was our habit





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