Monthly Archives: January 2009

STILL WELL ENOUGH TO CHOSE

While she sleeps an early morning sleep I write. At night when I begin my sleep she reads. There are these hours when we go our separate ways silently agreed upon. And yet we can’t remember when the pattern first … Continue reading

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A PEANUT BUTTER SONNET

I felt compelled to try to write a sonnet (you’ll think me crazy — The usual fourteen lines) about a cracker with peanut butter on it. Not just those lines but also many rhymes. In the early morning I’m a … Continue reading

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I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M STILL HERE

Occasionally I read the obituary notices to see if I’m in there yet along with a lot of my contemporaries who are. I can’t believe I’m still here watching the world go by from a safe place where the worst … Continue reading

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THE LOST POEM

It came in the night — the poem. I went over and over its lines in a place where dreams and partial wakefulness converge. And I was so pleased. But in the morning the poem was gone and though I … Continue reading

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SELF PITY

I tried to pray away self pity — tried to reason with it — tried ignoring it — tried to walk if off and shrug it off. It held on tight ‘til suddenly on its own volition it flew away … Continue reading

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STILL WELL ENOUGH TO CHOSE

While she sleeps an early morning sleep I write. At night when I begin my sleep she reads. There are these hours when we go our separate ways silently agreed upon. And yet we can’t remember when the pattern first … Continue reading

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A PEANUT BUTTER SONNET

I felt compelled to try to write a sonnet (you’ll think me crazy — The usual fourteen lines) about a cracker with peanut butter on it. Not just those lines but also many rhymes. In the early morning I’m a … Continue reading

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I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M STILL HERE

Occasionally I read the obituary notices to see if I’m in there yet along with a lot of my contemporaries who are. I can’t believe I’m still here watching the world go by from a safe place where the worst … Continue reading

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THE LOST POEM

It came in the night — the poem. I went over and over its lines in a place where dreams and partial wakefulness converge. And I was so pleased. But in the morning the poem was gone and though I … Continue reading

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GAMING WITH THE SOLSTICE

Whenever the winter solstice comes I pretend to fear that the days will not increase with light but will shrink and shrink ’till all is night. For years I’ve played this game with time and when the days begin their … Continue reading

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