Monthly Archives: January 2023

I Don’t Agree

I don’t agree with classic gender roles.They always seemed irrelevant to me.A human first, ignoring separate goals,I don’t agree. Of course I understand biology,but skeletons and muscles aren’t souls,and consciousness connotes some liberty. Simplistic attitudes are full of holes,and fundament … Continue reading

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Morning Fast

It’s usually not hard to wait till noonto break my fast. I never had a yenfor food on waking – I would just as soonlet most the morning pass without. Back whenI was a kid with parents who’d cocoonme if … Continue reading

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Toward Castro

Succeeding weeks of rain, the air’s so cleanit slaps my cheeks and soothing coats my throat.I’m walking to the Metro, and the sceneis gentle as a promenade. I floaton foot through color, like an antidoteto mudslides, teeming gutters, trees that … Continue reading

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The Call Back

The nightly call I never want to makethat she would miss, although we little speak –a check-in of some kind that doesn’t takemuch time but happens 7 days a week –last night produced a circumstance uniqueenough to mention here. She … Continue reading

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Peeve (Subjective I)

The older I become, the more I hatebehavior impolite or words that tryto rile. I have learned to modulatethe older I. I never went for any sort of lie.There’s murk and chaos in dishonest state.Exaggeration makes me question why. But … Continue reading

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How to Fuck Yourself

I noticed failure and it puzzled me.A person I respect and know is smartdecided to restrict her tendencyto buy another purse. I watched her start.I heard the resolution to be freeof sales for half a year. No shopping cartwould tempt … Continue reading

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Oaks Bottom

Oaks Bottom was our site on Saturday.Two miles and a half of out and back,between the rains, between the swamp and swayof moss and lichen, on a muddy track.The owls we requested were away,but ducks were dipping down without a … Continue reading

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Zero, One (OI)

Obnoxious was the attitude last night.And boring was the wish to disappear.The tone morose, the body language tight,one might assume there’s suffering. It’s clearthe teenager would rather not be nearthe family. Big deal. That’s no surprise.It’s not a disability or … Continue reading

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Nice Morning

Fatigued and travel-stressed, I rested welllast night and woke an hour late today.I had alone-time then, a pleasant spellof news and coffee, and I got to playthe solitaire I wished. I’d things to telland hear when she returned. A small … Continue reading

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The Relative Traveler

“I can’t keep track of where you are,” Mom said.My brother asked, “You’re flying off again?”My oldest friend observed I often headup north to spend some days with family.I have no wanderlust. In fact I dreadmy absence from the nest … Continue reading

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