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51 ~ "I can drive if you want"

The road is so unsightly

on days where my pain wanders within,

I’m never sure where it will linger next,

for it’s carving itself a path, 65 more words

50 ~ Uncertainty

I think we’d get bored if anything such as certainty existed between the two of us, so for that I am thankful. Thankful that the words I say to you and the little promises we make are never set in stone for I look forward to the surprises life throws in our way. 90 more words

Everywhere anywhere

I was never sure

if what we felt was attraction


or we were just

hanging on to each other

against the adult world

never having enough money… 85 more words

She will claim me now

I got good shoes

just there

on my feet

got clothes I bought new

not from charity

I quit the drinking

having a good old time… 88 more words

War Paint

Sometimes, I want to paint my face pretty.

Dye my hair a different color – any other color, something not my own.

The mirror shines my face back at me and I notice everything that needs to be fixed. 89 more words


Historical Novel (455)

In addition to the Shaw article on the historical novel (see reader) here is an excerpt from de Groot’s study of the genre:


The Americas

The memoir that documents the strange parallels between my first wife’s illness and death and my stepdaughter’s battle and recovery three years later is now available. 18 more words

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