Tag Archives: Birthday

For Matthew – December 7

12.7.2015 I’m Luke Skywalker. I’m Darth Vader. He leapt off the moving truck into the arms of a lifelong friend.   Golden boy swinging, legs pointed high like his heart and aspirations.   Grown man reaching reaching to speak a … Continue reading

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Gertrude – July 14

7.14.2015 you’d be a hundred today   she’d be a hundred today   in 1915 the US legislature turned down women’s vote   but Orson Welles was born Thomas Merton was born Billie Holiday was born   and you.   … Continue reading

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water over the dam – May 25

5.25  [on the eve of an 18th birthday] The flow trudging over the falls has turned brown muddy gold. Days of heavy rain in remission have ribbed up the bottom places.   My son will turn a corner in the … Continue reading

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