Category Archives: Language

Mayor of My Phone

The first three letters of my name are “Mar.”In New York it’s pronounced like Apple’s “A.”But California made it rhyme with “care”(and though I’m no old horse, it stayed that way).When voicemail’s left for me by cell, what’s thereaddressing me, … Continue reading

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The Words I Said

The words I said were for my bio book.I never meant to agitate your head.It’s not about your family; don’t brookthe words I said. Our sons are so attractive that we bred,they more than daughters get a second look,but that’s … Continue reading

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My Glossary

When someone says they’re proud of what a friend accomplished or the way a soul behaved, I get it, but I more than comprehend — to me the feeling pride suggests they saved or urged or counseled, had some agency, … Continue reading

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Invite Imagination

Invite imagination to our chats.The narrative in full is never toldwithout a filter, when remote-controlled. We detail irks so readily, and that’ssuggestive that our ills are manifold.Invite imagination to our chats.The narrative in full is never told. Describing friends and … Continue reading

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The Weakness of Words

There used to be a woman living here –the oldest member of our H.O.A.and mean as spit, abusive, raining fearand loathing till they carted her away(a memory care unit has her now).But in those days, she did her part and … Continue reading

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I Will Differ to All

She didn’t differ but she typed the word.She meant “defer.” Her phone did not detectthe error though the syntax was absurd(we differ from – deferring to’s correct).We understood her meaning – she was heard;her sentiment is what we all expect.Cooperative … Continue reading

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Screenshot

Ignoring most the ads that introduceor interrupt the games I didn’t buy,on rare occasions optics will induceme to look closer. Something caught my eyelast week – a bunch of letters made me spyand pick the word I found in the … Continue reading

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Good Reading

So finally I got my girl to readthe first and perfect novel in our tongue.She’s still enough to get it now – her needfor flash and shock-and-awe has sunk amongthe care for kids and health and age’s bleed.Appreciating wit and … Continue reading

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Reading Three Books

A novel novel’s in my hands today,expensive and well-written, but alas,it seems to lack a plot. For English classit may suffice, but me it turns awayto open neuroscience newly bought.Then how I wish the author better taught!Too thick with anecdotes, … Continue reading

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Early Vocabulary

Attempting to record precocious speechat nearly 5, I note for “ignorant”he coined “unknowingful,” which has more reach,I think, and better catches what is meant.And lately, as our Portal time is spent,we look ahead to when this surge has moved.We’re separated … Continue reading

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