Category Archives: closeness

Claw Marks

April 18       CLAW MARKS     There is a brackish river whose current changes direction twice a day.  Its bed is well washed on every side.  It begs the question: which way is downhill?  There are times … Continue reading

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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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May 24 Balustrade Just because you appeared from the dark doesn’t make you a wizard.  Just because you make the world safe for mankind doesn’t make you Hercules, nor does your power and foresight make you his father. Your resourcefulness … Continue reading

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If I name it do I know it?

March 19   If I name it do I know it?     Does emotional proximity necessitate a nearer name?  Far off I would be called earthling possibly human.  On this plain, female maybe woman; in this country Mrs. Theriault; … Continue reading

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Home Fires Burning

December 25       Home Fires Burning     I have trouble living with myself that is why I live with you.  It takes my mind off the things I don’t wish to face.  What I can busy myself … Continue reading

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What I give you

December 13     What I give you   If I give you a piece of my mind, a piece of my heart, a piece of my liver, how do I go on in its absence?  Or does it ever … Continue reading

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One and One

November 25     One and One       The person who has nothing is vague.  The person who has too much alludes. And these people may falsely mistake one another for kindred when what you draw your conclusions … Continue reading

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