Posts Tagged "memoir"


They burned you. I watched your thinning blond hair and prominent nose roll away behind the window of the hearse and then they burned you. Not two months earlier you were at my house for Christmas dinner. And we laughed, and you stayed extra nights because the storm kept you from driving home and I cried when you left even after extra days together, because I love you so very much. Yes I loved you as intensely as a daughter could, and...

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jasmine fire sets tender blaze to the almonds of his eyes, rosy mouth curls, fire lights round the moon of my soul, beckoning unknowingly, digging days for a night’s soul not yet dead. simple bartered pet, portal to purvey, complex petting portends, smoothness of skin tantalizes tracing fingertips, moist lips repose tendencies past, lapse of memory begets shuddering cacophony, desire frightens crescendo’s trust. alas the silken thread...

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one grows eerily accustomed to the waiting, almost immune to the life draining away from them in the next room as if the jaundiced sleeping form isn’t human now that its riddled with foreign cannibalistic cells, slowly eating him alive from the inside out bustling activity beyond his bedroom door feigns significance in comforting his eroding body an ear pressed against the door jamb crack confirms he still breathes and the...

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I avoid the keyboard. An ocean of thoughts swell into waves of ideas, mounting to feverish tsunami. Words and phrases rise and fall, swirling into sentences and paragraphs. The undertow sucks at my feet and pulls me down. I know from experience only drowning awaits; I will myself away from the desk. I must get busy. I must distract myself to kick free. Endeavors to distract deceive like riptides under calm waters. I plant hosta, I...

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