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Write the truest sentence that you know



Updated: 2018-01-25T16:09:26.194-05:00

 



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2018-01-15T14:51:31.507-05:00

Ungiven "Does anyone care?" --Dolores Mary O'riordan  The snow is (always) falling. Fine as salt. The sparrows feed in a frenzy. My cat watches the panic from the window. And, stalks. Every thing hungers. Every thing is hungry. Seed in beak, wing in mouth. In London, a youngish woman is dead; no cause of death determined. Yet. Does anyone care?  If she fell off the bridge. Or,



Even Grief

2018-01-04T16:48:40.092-05:00

“I sometimes think that everything is measurable….” –Nick Flynn Even Grief That night after you were buried at sea which sound  much more Romantic than a widow crouched on a slippery rock dumping Her husband’s cremains into the churning Atlantic, ashes ashes we all fall away, father,  I saw green light as a walked bearskin neck alone because I only felt safety in Johnny Cash’s voice



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2018-01-01T13:45:28.391-05:00

New Year Two seagulls wheel, silent, overhead. It hurts to breathe on this cold day.  Tears would freeze. The word is bleak Not the world;  although,  sometimes, it does seem hopeless. Still, a squirrel dashes up a tree and scolds.  A chickadee eats one sunflower seed at a time from my hand. It’s hard work just to survive. Suffice, I mistyped. Describe enough. Will I know I’m



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2017-10-15T14:14:27.690-04:00




The best birthday gift, ever

2017-10-15T14:13:24.550-04:00

This lovely animal showed up in my apartment building's backyard the first week of October. He is the friendliest, most affectionate, trusting cat I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. I fed him  for a week while searching in vain for his owner. Surely, this wonderful boy belonged to someone who was desperately trying to find him. I found no cat matching his description on any of the lost/



"Maybe you need to write a poem about grace."

2017-08-29T15:03:14.099-04:00




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2017-08-26T14:04:31.046-04:00

“There must be more to life than to simply stay alive.”                                     – William Faulkner



The truest sentence I know

2017-08-05T14:27:36.846-04:00

I don't remember how to write a poem. How does one forget the single function  that makes one feel whole? Still, I have hope. Word by word, I will go. Word by word, I will grow. Maggie Smith said this world, despite everything, has good bones. Is beautiful. I have to believe her. Sometimes, though, you have to lie to yourself. Sometimes, you have to pray to a god you don't believe in. Every



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2016-07-04T21:48:07.752-04:00




November, November, how you loom...

2016-06-04T15:18:19.989-04:00

“If you cannot thoroughly eradicate corrupt opinions or cure long-standing evils to your own satisfaction, that is still no reason to abandon the commonwealth, deserting the ship in a storm because you cannot control the winds. You should not din into people’s ears odd & peculiar language which you know will have no effect on those who believe otherwise, but rather by indirection you



We held hands.

2016-03-13T15:28:43.000-04:00

            "I sat with him for a few hours when he was in treatment just outside New York,” said McCartney. “He was about 10 days away from his death, as I recall. We joked about things – just amusing, nutty stuff. It was good. It was like we were dreaming. He was my little baby brother, almost, because I’d known him that long.” “We held hands. It’s funny, even at the height of



Bob, practicing his cat yoga

2016-02-13T15:10:12.123-05:00




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2016-01-21T21:45:57.328-05:00




Chacha

2016-01-14T15:07:44.021-05:00




Oh, that voice. Oh, that face.

2016-01-14T12:11:39.541-05:00




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2015-12-20T14:35:53.634-05:00




Merry f---ing Xmas!

2015-11-29T19:23:09.370-05:00




Beautifully crazy. Crazily beautiful.

2015-11-29T13:42:38.821-05:00




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2015-11-22T18:34:00.537-05:00




Last night

2015-11-15T14:43:52.552-05:00

The drugstore was full, at that hour, of people who wouldn't move out of the way. A Saturday evening spent searching, in vain, for a solution to my incessantly, itchy legs. An itch so incessant, that at night, I swear, I feel like I could scratch my skin off. These random sentences tagged together in what feels like the same random order that last night unfolded, one small, strange milieu at a






I miss you, brother

2015-11-08T13:45:25.592-05:00




remember this

2015-10-18T14:37:25.418-04:00

Fury for mamaremember this.she is standing bythe furnace.the coalsglisten like rubies.her hand is crying.her hand is clutchinga sheaf of papers.poems.she gives them up.they burnjewels into jewels.her eyes are animals.each hank of her hairis a serpent's obedientwife.she will never recover.remember. there is nothingyou will not bearfor this woman's sake. --Lucille Clifton



Stink eye

2015-10-18T14:06:26.600-04:00




my beloved booboo kitty, the late, great Elmo

2015-10-13T19:14:53.940-04:00