Monthly Archives: June 2010

“She could learn…”

“She could learn, she told herself, falling asleep. Learn how not to be her knee-jerk, self-protecting self. The time for constantly rebuffing imagined slights was over…How easy now, to float above herself, gaze down on all the killing needs that … Continue reading

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a sustainable life

“You live a sustainable life,” I told her. “I admire that, because it’s something that I never quite seem to be able to develop for myself.” I’m regretting the words even as they leave my mouth. Part of what I’ve … Continue reading

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On Having Misidentified A Wildflower

A thrush, because I’d been wrong, Burst rightly into song In a world not vague, not lonely, Not governed by me only. by Richard Wilbur

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fishing for faith

“These pictures just make me cry. So disastrous. God help His creatures.” – M June 9, 2010 12:21 PM* The image that I can’t really shake is one that could never really happen, where the waters from the gulf flow … Continue reading

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things that don’t bear thinking about

There’s things that don’t bear thinking about when you’re driving home the long way, along sharply curving mountain roads banked there between a series of rocks and one long muscle of a river. One is the gas spilling now all … Continue reading

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the crippled sun chain smokes in a wheel chair striped red and gold…

“There comes a time when one must rely upon one’s own news, images, interpretations, when one must resist the pressure upon one’s house of conforming, orthodox, shared seasons, and, using the panel in the secret room, make one’s escape to … Continue reading

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Buddy’s back

I kept saying he was eleven, but he’s actually thirteen, and I’ve lived with him for the better part of ten years. Strictly speaking, he’s my girlfriend’s dog, and I knew I was in love when I asked his name. … Continue reading

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