Monthly Archives: May 2012

the outshining

“dashing” when he was younger, with muscles ripped & a razor sharp intellect, a sense of humor that could make the room roar & the demeanor of a man on the way to certain success, whatever path he took.   … Continue reading

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dumbstruck flirt

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always options

“as long as you are alive, there are always options,” he said, & i hated him for his optimism— he’d done so much for me & he wasn’t even family, he was just a friend— and i hated him for … Continue reading

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the squeezing of the stone

dad waited 8 years to tell him that cancer had infiltrated his body— dad waited 8 years to tell him that he had done anything about it— dad had to stop working & when he put money in the market … Continue reading

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means to an end

in elementary school they used to give scratch n’ sniff stickers they used to give not only gold stars, but all the stars of the kid-done-a-good-job rainbow (my favorite was the purple)— and back then, this was beautiful, much like … Continue reading

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getting rid of words to breed good little citizens

we are living in an age when people would rather cover their ass than think about what they say, when people would rather try to censor the way we speak than look at the reasons that we say the things … Continue reading

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arrogance of youth

look away look away when confronted with someone old & pick the age at which someone becomes unworthy of the same cultural pulse in which you find yourself beating, for here in america, the old are thrown to the side … Continue reading

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