Category Archives: 2015

Forgotten

Of use one moment, then abandoned upon the ground, the glint of a piece of plastic half-hidden by the snow is found. A piece of non-biodegradable waste once used for something useful: to keep something clean; to keep it edible; … Continue reading

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Choose Your Life

When I was a kid, I used to LOVE choose your adventure books. I was never willing to commit, though. I would find the solution I chose, but before I read it, I would stick a finger in and then … Continue reading

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Blue

Why is it a color of sorrow? It is the color of a clear day free from fog or rain. The hue of succulent fruit, of reflective ocean waves greetings in such familiar fashion, and clean toilet bowls. Antiseptic, scoured … Continue reading

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Embrace paradoxical anachronisms

I sing Good King Wenseslaus in the middle of June. I crave Italian ice in December. Because it storms, I eat pie for breakfast, but sausages and pancakes for dinner. I have picnicked beneath a table during a blizzard and … Continue reading

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The Fly

I don’t know how it made it in and I cannot get it to leave, but there is the incessant, endless grating buzzing when it flings itself against the lightbulb in my lamp. Is it the warmth that draws it … Continue reading

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A dog’s life – morning

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The Five Year Plan – reversed

At a job interview, they ask “what is your five year plan?” But I can’t plan my dinner, how can I plan five years in the future? But the past, I could tell you the past. Five years ago, I’d … Continue reading

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Omens

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Word Weapons

When you don’t like what you hear you attack me, not the idea. I’m emotional, irritable, easily frustrated, and uncommunicative. But I know that I communicate just fine. When you don’t understand you blame me, not ignorance. You claim to … Continue reading

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Sick

Grating, rasping, sandpaper throat means I would give anything for cold liquid to soothe it. But the moment juice or water or even bits of ice touch my lips they become superheated and scald when I swallow. I try to … Continue reading

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Done

Stick a fork in. I have been steeped in your juices of bureaucratic nothingness, time-consuming busyness business, and games. How did we go from kick the can to point the finger? It tires me beyond reason to shoulder the world … Continue reading

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Meeting Minutes

From the horse’s mouth … the gift or no? the mouths of babes Parrotting jargon Redundancy Buzzwords Repetition w/out analysis comprehension sublimation Is this beuraucracy? Is this comprehensible? Is this the way forward? More work with less overtime worked Have … Continue reading

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Attack of the Weekend

It’s normal for the weekend to attack. Too many responsibilities cause the weekend to lumber up from its sleeping morass, open its gargantuan jaws and swallow people whole. Friends, family, work and even the ubiquitous tasks of laundry and cleaning … Continue reading

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Oatmeal, the unsung hero

A creature of habit, I start every day at work, in my office, the very same way. Before it is light, before people arrive, to the coffee machine I go, rubbing bleary tired eyes. The first I obtain is not … Continue reading

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Telephone

There is a game that many children play. I think it has a hundred different names,but when I was a child, we called it telephone. I think it was introduced to us as “telephone operator” but I grew up in … Continue reading

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Customer Service Needed

I have angular cheilitis. It’s embarrassing, but not really all that noticeable or irritating, EXCEPT when I go to the dentist. I looked up the information and this particular (even mild) condition is often a result of low iron, or … Continue reading

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Assumption

My voice is heard from your assumptions. When you tell me I’m negative, I don’t feel it. I don’t hear it. You think I am childish, emotional, unprofessional. And I’ve discovered, around you, I am. Somehow, my calm, my cool, … Continue reading

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Hold Still

“It hurts a little,” she whimpered with a voice holding more tears between uneven breaths than showed in the glassy grey brightness of pain-haunted eyes. “Just hold still,” he said, “And it won’t hurt much.” A promise he tried to … Continue reading

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Behind the Glass

Words like destiny and fate elude me. I’ve no right to their gold-leafed visions of crystal and tinkling tones. Felt and plaid and mediocrity as comfortable as a worn pair of slippers in the armchair that squeaks and smells vaguely … Continue reading

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Sleepless

In the darkness the light falls in through the window so brightly. I need my slumber but how to sleep when that silver sliver cuts across in sharp refusal to accommodate my desires? The clock releases thundering clicks to ensure … Continue reading

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