Archive for the 'Journal' Category

Half Acre

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

Half Acre I am holding half an acre Torn from the map of Michigan And folded in this scrap of paper Is a land I grew in Think of every town you’ve lived in Every room, you lay your head And what is it that you remember? Do you carry every sadness with you Every […]

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Dust to Dust

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Dust to Dust It’s not your eyes It’s not what you say It’s not your laughter that gives you away You’re just lonely You’ve been lonely, too long All your actin’ Your thin disguise All your perfectly delivered lies They don’t fool me You’ve been lonely, too long Let me in the wall, you’ve built […]

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Performances

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

“I think parents sometimes forget that kids are putting on performances all day, just acting like the people we think we are until, like, ten years from now when we figure out who that actually is.” –Jake Burt, Greetings from Witness Protection Except that, as my teacher pointed out, no one really knows after ten […]

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Wolves

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Wolves When I die let the wolves enjoy my bones When I die let me go When I die let the wolves enjoy my bones When I die let me go When I die you can push me out to sea When I die set me free When I die let the sharks come ’round […]

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Just Breathe

Friday, June 7th, 2019

No one can find the rewind button, child. So, just breathe. Just Breathe Two AM and she calls me ’cause I’m still awake, Can you help me unravel my latest mistake, I don’t love him, winter just wasn’t my season Yeah we walk through the doors, so accusing their eyes Like they have any right […]

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The Blue Hour

Friday, June 7th, 2019

Leaving Target tonight, I was entranced by the evening sky. It was a rich Indigo blue, almost verging on navy. It was the shade of the not quite ripe night sky. Usually I see light blue skies, gray skies, or vivid optimistic blue skies. And when I looked later night had fallen. Usually when I […]

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Note to Myself

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Dear Me, I’m writing you this note so you will remember… You just had a heartening, friendly, compassionate conversation with your neighbor who happened to be outside and called your name. It was 45 minutes of reciprocal connection. Notice how buoyant you feel. Remember how vital and alive your energy is right now, how you […]

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