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Genderational Relations

A lifetime of men who couldn’t see who I was because a lifetime of women blinded them and shamed their broken hearts because another lifetime of men couldn’t see who they were and on and on it goes while I … Continue reading

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Being Present

Although it seems there’s much to attend to, while being present for the one who is leaving, there’s not a thing to attend to that matters as much as being present to the one who is leaving. ~ cj 2014.03.26 … Continue reading

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I’d Rather Be On My Own

I got this photo from my grandma’s neighbor last week when I went up north. My dad took that picture. We look like a normal, happy family on vacation in the Wisconsin Dells, if you don’t look too closely, if … Continue reading

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My Dad’s Hands

I loved my Dads hands. One of his fingers was crooked and one nail was bent. He wore his wedding ring still, even 30 years after my mom had died. His hands played piano and played guitar and laid out … Continue reading

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Outsider

on the outside, peering in a dirty window through a sleeve-wiped hole cupping hands round my eyes gazing at the love i see wondering how it feels to be safe like that no matter what. beaten, painfilled heart battered, struggling … Continue reading

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I Never Noticed Before

You’re like he is hiding outside he hid downstairs. I called him excited to say Woot! your team won He said yeah, I know. I call you to share what I’ve done. You say good job in monotone. You don’t … Continue reading

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I Like Your Name

I like your nickname, Rome. I don’t know where you got it, or why you wanted to use it. I’m not asking. That’s for you to share. But I can’t help guessing and enjoying the game. Maybe you wanted to … Continue reading

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Sad Going

Our hearts are sad, not for us because you’ve gone, but for you, because of where you’re going. ~ cj 2004.03.29 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe … Continue reading

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Half A Life Later

today, half a life later comes the first time i take out the pain. strong enough to seek, willing to consider a long buried truth; the impact of the profound loss of you. half a life later i recognize your … Continue reading

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No Feelings!

do you remember shrieking “no feelings!”? in my face in my ear shoving my heart across the room of our life pushing it down kicking it hard slicing right through creating a small, whimpering, tail-tucked puppy out of the soft, … Continue reading

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Mother’s Ache

It’s so sad to see a young girl, full of promise and future, already agreeing to tolerate unimaginable pain by giving her heart to a boy who can say the same to another that he says to the girl, who … Continue reading

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