Monthly Archives: March 2020

900!!!!! ODE TO A BAD TEACHER 03-31-2020

God-Damn-You thoughtless, maladjusted, evil man! For by your damn-able act, you contorted the world of a 10-year-old-boy merely by not asking the right question! Instead, you spoke that mean-hearted command that slammed the door through which that boy was, just … Continue reading

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899 Not vacation, rather vocation. 3-29-2020

I have at last discovered my third vocation. The salary isn’t much, but the perks! Ah! The benefits of watching birds feed, feeling cool breeze blow, suns warmth on my bare legs, couch-reclining in the sunporch, waiting for evening and … Continue reading

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898 CHOICE IN THE TIME OF CARONA 03-28-2020

Because, frankly, I’d rather live, I let the weird ways of confinement, its repeated the same, the same, the same weave its own spell till a confusion and a melding creates a continous continuity, its own circular commute where what … Continue reading

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897 Boomers Unpaid Debt 03-22-2020

“Naz Starovia!” “Skol!” My fathers friends roared as they drank my Fathers Vodka, at parties my Farther’d hosted while they mimicked their parents words and accents. “Da! Da!” ” Ochen Harashaw!” “Iz good we come to dis country!” “Pravda! Pravda!” … Continue reading

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896 What Is Rich? 03-22-2020

I’ve rubber-necked 5th Avenue fashion-botiques where I couldn’t afford a hanger. I visited homes in The Hamptons where I couldn’t buy a brick. I’ve eaten in Soho restaurants where I couldn’t scrape-up a cheap tip. (Dad picked up the check) … Continue reading

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895 In’s n Out’s 03-15-2020

Some life’s be like “sometimes ya up – sometimes ya down”. In my life, in d’ good times – o’ bad – sometimes I gotta go down to get up and sometimes I get up to go down! Yeah, I’m … Continue reading

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894 Factoring In 03-10-2020

I fill feeders with sunflower seed. I stuff suite into its holders. I wait. Surreptitiously, cardinals, chick-a-dees, woodpeckers and wrens and then squirrels searching for droppings, sneak out to feed. Nibble a seed here… Peck at suite there… Suddenly, they … Continue reading

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893 History Is What An Old Man Might Witness 03-09-2020

To predict a moments implications, to guess how far out in time its ripples will go, the power its waves will generate when they crash on some distant shore… that’s a tricky, iffy enterprise, but worth the effort -if you … Continue reading

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892 like a stone out of sight 03-06-2020

(when this poem is read to groups, I will sing the old gospel song, ONLY A BOY NAMED DAVID for the back story.) I know a guy, Bill, who believes in whatever requires no faith to believe. If there’s a … Continue reading

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891 DECOTAGUE 03-01-2020

The view from my pillow of her, occupies my eyes as she sleeps, nude, beside me. Her cleavage lingers – just there, draped in blue silk sheets, inviting me to lose my way in her deep and comforting valley. I … Continue reading

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