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Birmingham to Montgomery (Summer 2018)

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I’ve spent a lot of my life trying to figure out where & how I fit into the world. I’m still searching for where I fit into my own life exactly. My husband, Edward, is a third year medical school student who is training to be a psychiatrist. He has a clea

You, me, now, then

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If I seemed disappointed after our conversation, then, for the record, that was never the case.


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“Please, please grant me probation and a deferred sentence with no time behind these walls. I have never had a driving ticket before. NOW one Margarita and a DUI. Never again!”

Dead Girl Rolling

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They left me on a gurney for hours...

The down and our tour , 2018

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The city had a lonely energy to it. Like empty clouds, it heavily passes anyway, to a further down destiny.

the new path

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once he had planted Lucille things changed./his emptiness rivalled the hollow grave/dug for her . . .

Dick Cheney Confessionals, Vol. II

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"Man, that time I got into a fist fight with Casey Kasem — that I'll never forget! We were at one of those $1,000-a-plate political fundraisers — for a sheik, an…

Year End Close-out

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Strauss does all the stirring at the start./ The rest is all murk and meander

The Country Star

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He’s got horns and a tail I found him on sale He’s got snake in his DNA Evil in his eye And plenty of chicken pot, chicken pot Chicken pot pie But he sure can play piano With those giant lobster hands In his ratty raccoon coat And his


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“I’ve gotta take a break from this,” Hector said. “I’m not feeling inspired right now. I’ve added about a thousand words. Why don’t you look it over and put your changes in?” “I can do that,” said Martin. “Impressive! That brings us up to nearly sevent

Three Actors Portray Benjamin Franklin During The Same Moment In Time

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Being Bogart (Revision E#minor)

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She smiled a smile that leaned precariously to the left, a smile that spoke volumes in sarcasm...

Upon a Time

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then all crawl out from the wreckage to begin a dance lasts all night so by morning we'll be tired surprised we're still upright

New Year's Eve, 1975

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contacts, false eyelashes, strappy open-toed sandals


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"I don’t know what to do. I need to catch the 11:30 train, but what is the difference between doing it today or tomorrow?"

The Windmill Of His Memory

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Mars was counting the hours of daylight left to complete his windmill. It was a simple matter of mounting the spire on the open wire cylinder and attaching the sails onto it. He was a landscape gardener.It had happened on a Sunday evening. She was standing there, her face…

Gifts for Bonnie & Charlie

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Jojo dolls & basketballs a mindflex & pick-up sticks Parcheesi and—no, not Parcheesi a supersoaker, a Care Bear


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Season's felicitations!

the custodial cats of the fulcrum of memory + three

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“the calendar of my future was in there!”/ yes: all tomorrows belong to the dead cats,/ their decisions relinquish one day per day.


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When dogs run free

Blow Me

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The list of things to live for/ shortens with age. The list of regrets/ lengthens.

Puppet X, 4

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I'm not a practicing angel, ladies and gentlemen Got these penny wings out of boredom I need to know that black and grey place inside an angel where you bow your head, when a puppet forgets himself, when a man learns how smal

white mouth

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...lying there across my vision, a cereal grain pours through the window...

From This Distance

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Can you remember now? How we could each disappear completely, connected despite fault lines. . . .

Wait room

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It was Saturday morning."The coffee maker is not ready yet," said one of the old men. Like the present company, his form was swollen with mismatched layers of cold weather wear.It was a white room with a dozen men, three couches, and a large screen television flickering…

I Am Not Like All The Rest: Funny Lines From Online Dating Profiles

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After becoming single at age 62, I joined an online dating site. After a year of perusing profiles and meeting men for coffee, staying single is starting to look better and better to me. But I've stayed on the site, in part for the pure enjoyment of…

Winter Queen

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Love is


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I come here, to this very spot for a reason. Imagine — the illusion of knowing what is and is not. The contentment drops taste — one could suppose — like that.

“Kait” the homo sapien

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I am an animal on display in an old fashioned zoo - trapped & violent, violent, violent