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To Say

There are a million ways
To say the same thing
And a million and one
To say it slightly different
Or to say the same thing… 20 more words


All the things I want to say
Have been said before
By others
Who aren’t me
I can’t distance myself
From my self
My judgment is always skewed… 12 more words

The Difference Between Wants and Desires

I wanted to write a poem about wants and desires.
But I couldn’t.
At least not yet.
All of words were mere copies of Bly. 114 more words

Trip Log – Day 73 - Denver, CO to Copper Mountain, CO

July 17, 2015 – Sunny, 80 degrees

Miles Today: 99

Miles to Date: 4,148

States to Date: 18

 I cannot guess whether this pilgrimage will make me a religious person, but I can attest that it will make me a more deeply spiritual one. 976 more words

Bicycle Trip Log

"The Resemblance Between Your Life and a Dog" by Robert Bly

I never intended to have this life, believe me—
It just happened. You know how dogs turn up
At a farm, and they wag but can’t explain. 128 more words


Translating Transtromer: Fulton v Robertson

With his death a few weeks ago, I have been re-reading Tomas Transtromer’s work and the first place to go (after the poet’s own website and video… 1,615 more words

This Clay Jug

This morning, I caught myself laying two places for breakfast. I put one set of cutlery in front of me and only then did I notice the spare knife and fork still in my hand. 294 more words