Tag Archives: aging

missing the box – March 26

3.22.2018 Old cat Rosie is missing the box piddles on the floor poops on the carpet.   Catzeimer’s, the vet says, her skinnier everyday body letting go.   Honor thy father and mother we’ve been told, so that our days … Continue reading

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survivor guilt – February 26

2.26.2018 in wartime guns rattle, ied’s level the guys next to you, and some come home in pieces, while others in only guises and varieties of a whole.   why me, why not me why them, and I’m still here … Continue reading

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agingness – August 19

8.19.2017 tiredness behind my eyes agingness as a process fending off the trade winds of time. ———————-

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wrinkly butts – June 20

6.20.2017 [wrinkly butts] we all have wrinkled butts now sags, lines, cleavages where we lost weight after our skin tone stopped bouncing back a sign of grace though, that when our butts were fat and bulgy we paid attention and … Continue reading

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I ran from my dream – May 30

5.30.2017 I ran from my dream frightened and denying the images of my mortality   body withering skinnier each day the muscles outlined and my lover aware,   that I thought I would have more time, twenty more plenty enough … Continue reading

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his chair gets up – April 20

4.20.2017 his chairs gets up by itself   a button moves him into position   to rise, step, move out for bodily functions.   and yet his voice is clear   his eye sharp his listening full and present,   … Continue reading

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I think this is the year – March 12

3.12.2107 I think this is the year I’ll die, she said sitting in the padded rocker, with a cup of decaf in her hand.   really, we said, this year. yes, I have no idea why I’m still around I’m … Continue reading

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