Monthly Archives: July 2013

Litany on Realism in the 21st Century

I have learned that people do not get punished for their wrongs I have learned that they are poorer than me I have learned that they will never hold the secret truth of what it means to be happy I … Continue reading

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Vignette on Solitude

Although I didn’t realize it at the time, when I was a little girl I valued love and togetherness more than anything else.  When my three-year-old brother would have nightmares, I’d be sure to allow him to tuck himself into … Continue reading

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Ode to Solitude

Loneliness is thebrowned & crisp maple leafpressed & moldedto the cold & jagged pavementon a oneway street.Its eyes stay awake,staring straight into the nothingnessof the blueblack galaxy because it hasno other choice.Snapped from thearms of its mother,waterlogged & weathered–it eventually … Continue reading

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NJ Motels

On Rt 1 in Middlesex County [especially] there are a grab bag of rustic, beaten-down motels that flip by me like the turning of each slide on a presentation board These old motels– more like small snapshots of different NJ … Continue reading

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