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Moving a Book

Three years ago a book I bought arrived,assembled by some family and boundin vibrant colors for the folks who strivedto show support, or loved the art they found,that issued from the mind of someone downedby injury to brain and drawing … Continue reading

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Suddenly Idle

The family I visit twice a week,and overnight with Fridays, as a rule,announced a little trip. They’re off to seeksome fun – they’re taking time from work and school.That means I’ve no commute across the bay,no toddler tax upon my … Continue reading

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Ants on White Tile

Our California ants are not a threat.They’re tiny and don’t bite or bring disease,but everywhere I live they seem to getinside the walls. Although we never freeze,we chill in fall to 45 degrees,and welcome rain that comes this time of … Continue reading

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Separate But Equal

When I complain about this H.O.A.to friends and members of my familywho live in houses, they will often sayhow glad they are they’re dwelling separately.I counter that the price I willing payfor my location comes with density(but I’ve the garden … Continue reading

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Residence Presence

We had a lovely visit, but I longto be at home enjoying overcast.I didn’t eat enough – my hunger’s strong –and then I woke too early. I will fastanother 90 minutes, till I’m pastthe trolley, train, and bus I need … Continue reading

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Deconstruction

They plan to take the scaffolding a dayfrom now. We’ve waited almost patiently.Tomorrow we’ll enjoy reverse-delay –they’ll come a day before they promised me.They’ll disassemble tubes and cart awaythe netting, planks, and ladders. Then we’ll seethe work my neighbors suffered … Continue reading

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Writing in Anticipation of Deeds Performed

A week after I put these words in ink,three months after the project was begun,a day before I’m posting this, I thinkmy internet will be repaired. All donewill be the work in front, the drinkto celebrate completion will be poured,and … Continue reading

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Trespassers

I love this garden cottage. I’m amused by squirrel antics, possum lethargy, and even skunks at foraging. I’m used to raccoon noises and temerity. And I adore the doors of glass I see, but I might need a threshold tall … Continue reading

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The Cost of Good Deeds

Because I took the job of paying bills for all five owners of this property, and seeking reimbursement for the spills advanced on their behalf by only me, and due to the protections and the drills established for “our own … Continue reading

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Impotence

I’m told they can’t repair my internet as long as there is scaffolding out front. Of course that doesn’t settle my upset (no splice available, no splint or shunt?). But what’s the point in voicing gripe or grunt? There’s no … Continue reading

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