An Ode to 2020

If 2020 were a poem… it would probably still be better than this. Enjoy some end of year cheesiness and have a wonderful holiday season! The weather outside is getting more frightfulBecause nothing this year has been delightfulSo, all you cool cats and kittensBuckle up and don’t forget your mittens Looking back at Covid and […]

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Pick a Puppy

The little girl waited eagerly in the car, knee jiggling up and down, fingers fidgeting with the hem of her sweater, eyes roving back and forth – trying fruitlessly to see the blue door through the frosted glass of the car window. Her brother sat in the seat next to her. He tried to hide […]

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Stucco Ceilings

I glance up,out of habit I suppose,and stare at the stucco:the white plasterwith its black speckles.I study it.Waiting for the sudden epiphanythat ceilings seem to invokein other people.My logic chastises me. I glance at it again;at the black specklesthat mar the white paint.And the stucco answerswith a bumpfrom the tenant above me.

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Panic at the Pandemic

You give us all quite a scare,
so we try to prepare,
and suddenly we care
a lot about toilet paper.

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Grief

He remembers how grief enveloped his mind, went burrowing in with a tear; went digging in to the center of his sight  and stayed there. A blot. An obstruction. Permanent. He didn’t notice it shrink, not at first, but rather felt the tweak at the corner of his lip, twitch, twitch, until it slipped into, […]

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