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All I Was Able To Do

All I Was Able To Do was published in Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s 2018 Visible Ink Anthology. All I Was Able To Do I’m a tall man so I had a good vantage point. An ocean of people poured out before me, … Continue reading

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Does This Count as Gardening?

Me with a random tree I met on 8/4/14, during the thick of things. Does this count as gardening? In closing an email, a friend wished a pox on my allergies and happy gardening to me. That short salutation prompted … Continue reading

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Expressed Desire

Expressed Desire is a poem I wrote that was included in the 2017 Roosevelt Artists Collaborative book, a collection of works by various Roosevelt artists. Expressed Desire Permanent Press and Curly Queue their potluck simmered from dusk ‘til dawn   … Continue reading

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It’s Groundhog Day

Image via Flickr courtesy of V.A. King It’s Groundhog Day. That seems like maybe a good day to crawl out of my hole. My last post was on the day after election day, over a year ago. Frankly that day … Continue reading

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Chop Wood, Carry Water

Originally posted on BREVITY's Nonfiction Blog:
We woke up and everything was different. Maybe we woke in the middle of the night, tried not to check our phone, checked our phone anyway, and spent the hours before dawn in…

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When I first met Fletcher

When I first met Fletcher he spoke a language that was as foreign as that thing between his legs. Not that thing (get your mind out of the gutter), his bike. It was sleek and lightweight, like no bike I … Continue reading

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So how am I?

So how am I? How am I, really? Now that I am exactly 2 years out from the start of my treatment, a time that felt like armageddon, its a good time to reflect on where things stand. I’ve just completed … Continue reading

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“♬ Julia’s Sweat Shop! Julia’s Sweat Shop! ♬”

“♬ Julia’s Sweat Shop! Julia’s Sweat Shop! ♬” Julia sang her little ditty as I huffed the goose down out of my nose. It clung to the dry skin on my fingers as I threaded the needle. A week earlier … Continue reading

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Last swim of the summer

In this concrete vessel of cool chlorination The water held me up, Tirelessly resisted my strokes From end To end And again. All summer, the early morning sun peeked over the trees And spilled daylight on my wet head. But … Continue reading

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What’s The Matter Here?

I drove around the corner, pulled up short and dialed 911. “Trenton Police. What’s your emergency?” “There’s a woman abusing her kid. Magowan Alley off Clinton Avenue.” “Tell me what you saw.” “She was in the middle of the street … Continue reading

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