Monthly Archives: August 2012

This is a MUST read for women–and the men who love them

http://www.motherjones.com/media/2012/08/problem-men-explaining-things-rebecca-solnit

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the shift

September brings trees aging to claret reds & white-wine yellows; air tasting of grapes & new apples, blending with visible breath, premonition of harder freezing on the way something September owns heady and baroque reminds me of Vivaldi, not the fall movement … Continue reading

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days like these

days like these I want an exit sign right there on the ceiling where I can if I really want to jump out of this skin & leave the planet temporarily to the insane (both criminal & not) but that … Continue reading

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baby teeth

I saw a picture of her, laughing mouth full of baby teeth & another where she bends flower stems low enough to reach her nose she was five ready to start school in 2 weeks until they found her yesterday morning … Continue reading

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poultry

I named them all though my mother told me never to name dinner. I did:  Sally, Ann, Nancy, Birdie the hens only pecked when I took their eggs; speckled cream or brown and warm from setting the rooster I didn’t … Continue reading

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morning after rain

i forget how morning air after lightning sweetens with a tang of ozone aftertaste drawing up the corners of my mouth bitter & green like lime zest but i like it & for the first time all summer the earth … Continue reading

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more six-year-old wisdom

we cleaned his room today pulling monsters from under the bed, vacuuming shadows from the closet when everything was folded & shelved except the nightmares– we tossed those out i asked him if he liked his room this neat he … Continue reading

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