August 2015


August 27, 2015

And when the music rises in me As the notes play through my mind My father’s face comes into view He is in repose, sitting in his chair As he always did Listening to Beethoven The Pathétique sonata His head nodding slightly Following the melody As he turns the pages of his favorite books Playing […]

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A worm composting disaster

August 9, 2015

Thousands of them died an excruciating death and it was entirely my fault. They were worms, compost worms, and I had been keeping them in my Can-O-Worms compost bin for years. The Can-O-Worms is a round bin designed with several trays that slowly fill up with the vegetable matter I would put in it most […]

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August 7, 2015

I panicked and ran Tripped over a basket of sardines On the way to the Vatican Panicking, tripping Tipping sardines into the place Where God sleeps and dreams of fishes I panicked and ran and tripped I have no religion No God, no dreams of fishes Other than whales and oceans The earth and its […]

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August 2, 2015

I have one sibling, a sister. She is three years and six months older than me. We do not speak. The last time I spoke to her was in 2000 when I called her to tell her our uncle had died. He was the last of my mother’s siblings to die. My mother had already […]

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