Tag Archives: regret

promised – November 23

11.23.2016 blue denim shirt and jeans, navy guy school janitor thin, curley haired hoped for hero   that I reached out to when the big kids threw my treasured blue plastic automatic pistol up onto the school roof over my … Continue reading

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slippery slope – February 16

2.16.2016 the day slips by as easy as not looking as hard as counting time. ————————–

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early lessons – August 12

8.12.2015 we hated little Stevie obnoxious little Stevie spoiled, spoiled spoiled Stevie who never came back.   he called his brother Gibby, he called my friend Gibby, because he couldn’t say Gilbert but we didn’t know that.   the leukemia … Continue reading

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meat and cheese, PB&J – July 31

7.31.2014 meat and cheese, PB and J menu of the morning for some, of all day   how did we let it get so far away our hearts all hidden what did they say   about lives gone unwanted for … Continue reading

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being frank – February 1

2.1.2014 pinched face, tight lips hands pressed hard at the sides   it must have been hard to be Frank, when your sons   don’t respect you, even hate you and call you down   while you struggle to put … Continue reading

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a chill Roxbury day-MLK – January 20

1.20.2014 a chill Roxbury mid-day fright and hope in the air and I walked beside the closed car   to put my body between threats and life for the one inside.   a symbol a voice a presence that spoke … Continue reading

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he asked for a hat – November 6

11.6 he asked for a hat. I was there to give out someone else’s peanut butter sandwiches and bag lunches on the first snow day.   and the cap I thought I’d lost was there, could’ve given it. but I … Continue reading

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