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My July 2014 long-form essay on chronic pain

Narrative Matters on Chronic Pain

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Our Needs Hurt Us

We were beautiful We were fractured We had everything We could not stop looking We wanted for nothing We did not know what was ours We were walking on water We could not stay afloat We made a raft of … Continue reading

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Supermoon, for Joyce

The air is so heavy Even the well notice the labor of the lungs, and all we take for granted, that our machines in their molecular perfection might run forever. Cicadas’ summer roar reminds us of forces beyond our control. … Continue reading

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Trace fossils

I have evidence of a woman who loved me so completely, traces of her linger in cells that line my cheek and ear. All the years together we traveled, miles ribboning behind us as if we might outlast it all. … Continue reading

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Walking with Ian

He programs a phone But buds are a mystery So I explain spring

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This Writing Life: C4Atlanta Blogathon, Day 4

Daydream studio Tools of my trade are simple Paper, pencil, mind

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A Day Late, but Never Short

Thanks to creative friends, I am participating in a 15-day blogathon hosted by C4Atlanta, whose mission is to bring arts and creativity–and so, joy–to Atlanta and to others in the virtual community. Yesterday, Day 1, was spent in a car, … Continue reading

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Unborn, Day 28

Your replicating cells divide my life. Books warns I may not love you at first, but how not love this ordinary magic cells wild with separate lives? Though you trespass here, I welcome you. I succumbed to whims that vanished … Continue reading

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Mandela

Madiba, those walls Could not contain your vision Flying free at last

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Janis Joplin

Remember the blues Nights when there’s not enough love They will bring  you home

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