Category Archives: Blessings

Coming to the Table

February 23       COMING TO THE TABLE   For many years, decades even, I stacked the table against myself and others.  I piled the sacred next to trifles; I deposited item after item and built towers to confusion.  … Continue reading

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Amends

January 28     AMENDS     Amends is about truth and change.  The relationships of my past were places of little truth and even less change.  I tried to be nice not honest; I tried to keep things going … Continue reading

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Blinded

April 27 Blinded Alcoholism hits me like a kind of blindness.  I stagger through the living room cursing anyone who changes familiar placement or published timetables. Just like every aspect of this disease, shocked sightlessness, is mine to deal with.  … Continue reading

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Alice

August 6   ALICE     Because I even wore out my welcome at the Mad Hatter’s house, I can sit on my hands at my sponsor’s table and listen, listen, listen.  If I had been able to make a … Continue reading

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Frozen Strawberries

May 30       FROZEN STRAWBERRIES     “I have them in the freezer,” I tell my sponsor. “I’m sure you do.  When are you going to take them out and reenact spring?” her retort. “I don’t want to … Continue reading

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Come What May

November 10     Come What May   Inevitable things are very much like inedible things; you can’t quite swallow them yet they are hard to throw up.  It can’t seem to get here quick enough to comfort my fear … Continue reading

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Basket Ball

October 26     Basket Ball   Idiots out number poets, this is a fact, though I do wonder why.  It cannot be an easy lot spending your days in slow witted discharge; I would think they might at least … Continue reading

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