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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 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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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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