Monthly Archives: October 2011

word-poem://allodynia

Allodynia At first, there were long days of near-gratification at the grassy edges when she let you. Though perhaps she only feigned assent, worn out and familiar with the wind-up. But how mild the finger, a tickle really, a feather … Continue reading

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word-poem://signs of aging

Signs of Aging  You may notice the loss of muscle mass. This means the proportion of muscle-to-fat is steadily decreasing. If you are well, you weigh more than you did, more than you would like to. Strength, energy, and speed … Continue reading

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word-poems:// Plural of Snugli

The trick is to empty the mind of ultrasounds and pap smears, or perhaps it is to have faith in what I am doing in this place, here and now, offer my pure cynic face in a perfect illusion of … Continue reading

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word-poem://amputation

Amputation He is musing muscles of torso to inform metal and plastic how much & where & when to move but something is missing no prosthesis can pretend to mend the chalk-line in human form drawn after the body is … Continue reading

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word-poem: scansion

  Notes on breakfast at Shari’s It’s a little bit cheesy as if certainty is capricious at a short booth whereas what I want is whole wheat bread and dread hash that is not quite brown somewhere where everything is … Continue reading

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word-poem//moral equivalency

Using Seconal to hasten a death is the moral equivalent of using Pitocin to hasten a birth.   —anon

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word-poem://dream catcher

Dream Catcher She hums. Siblings circle. Neon fireflies blink. Her stretch is long-drawn-out. Prickly claws start sharp, leave indecipherable re-marks. She tarries. I hold breath. She hovers.

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