Archive for June, 2010

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

for Emilie, wherever i may find her

she was six the last time i saw her. the younger of two little girls, she had gold-brown hair, big gold-brown eyes. she liked storybooks and swings and made me an initiate into the world of Dora the Explorer. when i visited, she and i and her older sister drove Barbie convertibles and painted toenails […]

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Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

heart murmur

it was the clinic doctor last Christmas when both the kids had ear infections. he looked up from the white-draped table where Posey reclined obligingly. i was wrestling Oscar’s turtleneck back over his head now that it was his sister’s turn. i thought i’d misheard. what? it came out more snappish than i’d intended. i […]

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Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

own it

i lick my finger and stick it into the wind. i smell money. i stick up a butterfly net to see if i can catch any, but it floats on by. i raise my eyebrow, stick out my lip. a twenty slaps me in the eye. it’s sticky, a little oily. on a long string, it […]

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Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

thank you for being a friend

i was in college when The Golden Girls wrapped in 1992. to give the swan song of such a pop culture opus its due, my roommates and i held a most magnificent drinking game around the final episode. when it came down to deciding which among us was which character from the Golden Girls, i […]

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Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

mama’s gonna buy you a mockingbird

i dreamed last night that she was all grown up. i wasn’t any older. or i don’t think i was: i never caught sight of myself. the only reflective surfaces were her eyes. her exact blue almond eyes, only bigger, like anime. i could not see myself. my imagination balks at the conjecture of my own […]

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