Archive for June, 2008

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

the stinkeye

we leave early tomorrow morning for Halifax, for the next installment in the Miss Cervix Universe 2008 pageant, the continuing saga. this time we’re aiming for a daytrip…a zoom there, zoom back operation, wherein Oscar will remain with his sitter for the day and be picked up by Nannie for supper if we’re not back […]

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Saturday, June 7th, 2008

remembrance of things past

flipping through old photo albums while ostensibly tidying the den, i come across a collection of photos entitled “June 1998.” ten years ago. the span of time is not so shocking as the irrefutable visual evidence that i was not, as my internal clock testifies, a mere child a decade ago.  apparently i am not […]

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Thursday, June 5th, 2008

over the sea to Skye

my mother and i went to a funeral this morning.  for a family friend, a big, warm bear of a man whose daughters i was close to when we were children, a man who then left that family and started another and whom i hadn’t seen in nearly twenty years when i wandered into his […]

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Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

mythologies excerpted

there is this song of mothers and daughters, one i have been rehearsing my whole life. i have been trying to lay down its lyrics over the past few days, sounding out the verses, testing what is honest. it is hardly work, this writing…it lurches out of me in spurts and clots, memory and wish […]

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Sunday, June 1st, 2008

nothing but flowers

counting he picks them with a zeal bordering on obsession, with a “wow-oo” of admiration for those most ripe, most worthy. those that come free of the ground with long stems he deems “biii-iiig”…those whose heads he pulls off, still unsure of the physics of this whole plucking art, are “babies.” he gives me the […]

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