Archive for March, 2009

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

little red corvette

baby, you’re much too fast. Posey scoots now, small arms propelling her backwards over the hardwood like a slippery, self-denying seal.  it makes her happy, this autonomy, this discovery of the world. ooh, another dust bunny! i think i heard her coo. shoulda bought one of those sleepers with the mop attachment on ’em. happy […]

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Friday, March 27th, 2009

born a lonely singer

when i was about the age Josephine is now, my father left. he took with him a lot of what little my parents then owned, including all the cool stuff…the peace poster, the Dylan records, the Beatles. what was hip had never been my mother’s purview. she was left with six or seven records that […]

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Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

in interesting times

the cuts seem to be coming hot and heavy now, after months of doom and gloom breathing down our necks. the downturn is crossing class lines, impacting manufacturing and media and corporate finance alike. the shit from an inflated, entitled culture that fed on bogeymen and retail therapy is hitting the fan. now the bogeymen […]

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Friday, March 20th, 2009

there was an old woman who lived in a shoe

at precisely 9:37 am this morning, i woke up. i’d been up for hours, obviously. people who sleep until 9:37 with two little children in the house usually have Child Protective services knocking on the door…or so i comfort myself. morning coffee is most scrumptious dark and bitter. but at 9:37 i became conscious. (gives […]

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Sunday, March 15th, 2009

don’t think you knew you were in this song

Pushing through the market square, so many mothers sighing News had just come over, we had five years left to cry in News guy wept and told us earth was really dying He cried so much his face was wet, then I knew he was not lying i think i have post-cultural depression. you may […]

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Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

though your heart it be broken

if there were no calendars i would have no sense of how to tell my story, any of it outside the press of now, of in this moment I Am.  a chorus line of dates has spun through my head since childhood and even my I Am is always counting, ordering, tallying the numbers according […]

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Sunday, March 8th, 2009

stuck in the freudian anal phase

an old friend came into town last week on her way to a conference not far away. she was a friend in our expat days, someone we spent late nights and hangovers with, someone whose apartment floor we crashed on, whose ashtrays and rare collection of actual decent English books we made free with. she […]

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

another mekong please

i woke up last night in the dark hours confused, heart pounding, uncertain of where i was. i’ve been sleeping with earplugs and not sleeping very well even at that but i had dropped deep and in the glub-glub hum of my own head had drifted far, far away, so much so that waking to […]

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