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Archive for February, 2014

Friday, February 28th, 2014


wife and child
house and garden
car and motor home
joint account and mortgage burden
scripture and faith
philosopher’s stone and crystal talisman
broken fingernail and unsightly nose hair

Thursday, February 27th, 2014


Oh Pandora, Oh Pandora
I sit here waiting for your messages
But fear all is lost

Or perhaps it is your phone that is lost
You were always a careless dream

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014


My chest heaves its hollows where once it smoked its fill

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014


I have often wondered why the seas were placed
so close to the land. I was thinking about exactly this
as I was keelhauled at the admiral’s command

Monday, February 24th, 2014


until he wakes up in the shade of desert island palms
and looks blearily into the eyes of the dusky maiden
who mops his brow as her tears become pearls

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014


My hair changed
losing character
becoming someone else’s
My blue eyes turned golden
now they are vague

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014


By one seven sat another seven, and we totted them up to see what they would come unto. The tick explained our correctness and our incorrectness. Meanwhile, a clock that was set permanently at three o’clock informed callers of our temporary absence. It was 8:47 in the evening and the music was repeating itself.

Friday, February 21st, 2014



for all time.
because they could.
on the shelf.
beyond the railroad sidings.

Thursday, February 20th, 2014


“Tell me a joke.” “A grasshop- ”
“No, not that one.” “A man went to
his doctor and said Doc- ” “No, not
that one. Tell me the one about
how everything is going to be okay.”

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014


As one pushed off the end of a pier

As one cast adrift from a raft
As one thrown overboard

As one left crying in the wake of