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Be Prepared

“How have you been?” “Sad, my youngest graduated last spring. That means the end is near. When he leaves for college, she will too.” That’s how the conversation started, I was talking to my friend on the phone. My friend … Continue reading

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One’s a crowd

I don’t do well in a crowd. In fact, I hate crowds. Given a choice I will always move to the less occupied. I have gone days without uttering a word, I’m perfectly happy to be alone. Until I don’t … Continue reading

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Psychotic

I have a thousand conversations in my head, I wish I could pluck one from the squirming mass and bring it out into the light of day. If only I had the courage to pick at my psychosis and pull … Continue reading

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Oblivion

The taste of straight vodka….sweet initially, then the burn, then warmness. Repeat. Sitting here feeling old and way too sober, I think about grandchildren. Not as if any of my boys are making any, or that they would even let … Continue reading

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Dreams

I dreamt of the end of the world. Waking just as my dream self boarded a rocket off this dying rock. When I woke the house was filled with silence, empty, peaceful. The heater humming as the dawn switched to … Continue reading

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Invisible man

When I was a kid in school I was invisible. No one knew I was there. I could go anywhere do anything and no one saw me, no one asked who I was or what I was doing. Then one … Continue reading

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