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Monday, June 30, 2014

The Siren Call

When I went overboard, the shock of the cold was greater than the shock of your hand at my back. I swallowed the dark Atlantic, warmed to its voices. Keening whales sang me to her. She was tangled in your fraying halyard.


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Monday, June 16, 2014

One Heart Breaking


Splinters rasp. Pancreas.
The word cracks
it open.
The surgeon’s voice echoes
months
in a thunderclap
straight down the middle.
Your last sigh, exhaled,
broke it forever.
Yet, listen. Days like today
I can hear it
sounds like pebbles
at the seashore.

 Pep  13/8/66 - 16/6/03
Always for you, Pep.  143
gargle166          Answer #14 was also           

Monday, June 9, 2014

Idle Threats


Of all the people to criticize my adipocytic indiscretion, you’d think Grace would have the decency to give a girl the benefit of a lapse. The gym. On Monday. We’ll see how many laps she’s made of.

Did Grace say that, too? is the question for   My answer: 29


Monday, June 2, 2014

Egress

Behind closed eyes, anything is possible. Your smile, your body long against mine.  When I open them, you’re never the yellow butterfly that poses on my glass of wine the first fine spring day. Even so, I just can’t help but peek.

 Why does the caged bird sing? asks   My answer # 4 :) 




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