Category Archives: Personality

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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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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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 Present

I future-focused when I was a kid.I didn’t prosper in the here-and-nowin college in the 60’s, when we bidfarewell to past and future, trying howfor better presents – change that would allowa shot to every group our culture missed.(We mostly … Continue reading

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Just Because

I’ve never seen her fish for compliments.A testimonial will make her wince;she disregards most subtext and warm hints.She understands her own intelligence.Accustomed to disparagement long since(her mother ever criticized her flawsand no rebuttal served to unconvince),she learned self-validation, just because. … Continue reading

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Amnesiphilia

My thoughts of yesterday, about last year,I shared with whom I call my closest friend.For half a century, she’s been the peerI talk to most. And sometimes we contend,but mostly we agree and don’t offend.She countered she’s so much in … Continue reading

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Assessing

Assessing Twenty Twenty Two today,I think it was a better year for methan several recently. I have to say –I got along with everyone I love;the fire season spared us smoke; dismayabout our politics was almost low;my health improved (though … Continue reading

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Appointment Postponed

On Tuesday morning she was so concernedabout a foster kid who’s 38,she planned to see his doctor with him, yearnedto question protocols and advocatefor tests and facts – whatever could be learned.By Thursday when he said he might be late,her … Continue reading

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Relenting

The shingled structure wears a charcoal stain,appearing almost black (or uber gray).But when the sunshine lights each window pane,the way it did at 3 p.m. today,it wears a face of silver. That displayexamples how appearance varies so.My fondest enemy has … Continue reading

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Books & Movies

I loved to read as soon as I learned how,although I had no use for Dick-and-Janeor even Spot. From then to beyond nowI turn to written narrative as mainamusement when awake and sitting still.Selecting English as my major justto keep … Continue reading

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