Archive for October, 2010

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

i have seen the elephant

for a couple of hours yesterday, i picked myself out of the crumbs and the bookpile on the couch, and pretended to be their mother. there’s nothing i love so much as a Hallowe’en party. i mean, i like being there. i like pumpkins and candy and especially that toffee stuff that makes your teeth […]

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Friday, October 15th, 2010

the water is wide

i dream i am on a boat, an exile. you are the shore. you are getting smaller. i pinch my fingers around the image of your head, smiling at the optics, playful in my powerlessness. i do not believe my voice will carry across the water. i nod to the ache of it. sand swallowed, […]

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Thursday, October 14th, 2010

the education box: three things i think

i am four weeks into grad school. again. i’m a big, galumphing dragon in a small box. you’d think four years of writing blog posts would’ve taught me to churn out little papers like a confetti machine. you’d think fifteen years as an editor and writing teacher would make it natural to graciously receive grades […]

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