Tag Archives: distance

anarchist nights

6.5.2020        [anarchist nights] a young platinum haired boy in shorts stands facing a wall of hazy confused newspaper panels they appear like smoke before him as he raises his imaginary toy ramming device to knock them down. it’s all … Continue reading

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the angels have come back – March 22

3.22.2018 the angels have come back although they hadn’t really gone   just out of my mind until I needed to get close, and the divine   felt so far away, and then they were there.   accessible. ————–

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in abstensia – June 18

6.18.2017 [in abstensia] I didn’t listen to my dad, angry ashamed dismissive I wanted nothing to do with him even at the end with years the distance lessens now aware that maybe he didn’t know how nor did I and … Continue reading

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a visit with Mike – March 11

3.11.2017 out for the day with the prodigal son, damaged by birth, by life, by all the bad chances and changes that can harm   and yet, he smiles and we try, because God made him   and somewhere in … Continue reading

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broken people speak – December 1

12.1.2016 broken people speak and tell their truth that the rest of us are not nice   while we listen and nod and hope that we are actually awake. ——————-

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electronic oops – August 15

8.15.2016 they spelled our names wrong again   email, twitter, face book et al   how will we live with our electronic worlds done wrong.   one foot in front of the other with real live people. —————————

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noticing – June 19

6.19.2016 the lilac smell is sweet close up to my nostrils as I raise on tiptoe to their aroma   it’s a dark night the street empty but for my love and I out to gaze after nothing   we … Continue reading

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late night sadness – May 8

5.8.2016 late night two am sadness, when the family can gather and you’re just a sideline.   you raised them to be their own yet you’re never ready for the moment   when you know that they’re just fine or … Continue reading

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airport fever – April 14

4.14.2016 airport fever one more run between gates   at O’Hare I swear you can taxi to Toledo.   cell phone lives fill the time every thumb committed   to touching something other than what’s immediately present. ——————–

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flat affect – March 22

3.22.2016 a hard face across the table unresponding   flat affect as if offended by all   then pushing agenda out of need   or pain. —————-

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