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Advent Snow

It’s cold enough for snow to settle on lawn and roofs and streets. It’s rare that even streets are white: The ploughs take Sunday off. White static foregrounds all around us. Words like ‘muffled’ come –and will go in time … Continue reading

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A Life in Ten

Born Roger Bryce Inglewood, Jackson MS, March 11, 1971 Brother John Ebenezer born 5/13, 1973 Broke elbow on swing, spring of ’77 No girlfriend in primary or high school Found out why, fall of ’88 Did not graduate 7/7/90 Trip … Continue reading

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Ten Little Piglets

One of the new piglets was limping – a broken leg? Two others were trying to shove it away from the feeding trough. Three legs were not enough. The piglet toppled over. Four minutes later, up in the hamlet, a … Continue reading

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What I Took from the First Aid Refresh Course

The idea is to brush up on essentials. We learn how little we know. We worry how wobbly we’d be. We laugh a lot for obvious reasons: We are not making merry, merely trying to cope. We stall in the … Continue reading

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Play Life Play

We force our children to stop playing their games and to start serious life. “Stop playing”, we say, and “Come out and live serious life; it’s much more fun.” Only, we lie, it’s not more fun. In fact, I fear, … Continue reading

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This is Where We Live

Behind this door a man is dying Even while we speak or write. There are no sounds – the dog’s been taken. There is no news. Apparently He wants to leave without good-byes. His door is shut and will not … Continue reading

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Some Things

Some things are said by way of negation: “I won’t say it was my mother who drove me to drink.” Some things are said outright: “Get the fuck out of my life!” Some things are said and immediately regretted: “Get … Continue reading

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