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“Variations on the Moment of Apprehending the Extent of One’s Responsibilities” by Craig Morgan Teicher

Variations on the Moment of Apprehending the Extent of One’s Responsibilities 1 that minute subdivision of time during which the full consequence flickers, just before the door clicks shut but just after you could have stopped it from shutting, when … Continue reading

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“Theories of Time and Space” by Natasha Trethewey

You can get there from here, though there’s no going home. xxxxx Everywhere you go will be somewhere you’ve never been. Try this: xxxx head south on Mississippi 49, one- by-one mile markers ticking off xxxx another minute of your … Continue reading

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“Western Civilization” by Peter Jay Shippy

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and yet…

It’s Father’s Day and I’m thinking about my dad— how funny and smart and kind he was, how compassionate and mischievous and generous. I learned a great deal from him and the way he was able to harness his creativity in … Continue reading

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“Two Cures for Love” by Wendy Cope

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Sit With Me A While Longer

Last night my good friend Michael shared his words and his heart with about 40 people at a poetry reading introducing his second book of poetry, Sit With Me A While Longer. Though he has written for quite some time, when … Continue reading

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“Traveling Through the Dark” by William Stafford

Traveling through the dark I found a deer dead on the edge of the Wilson River road. It is usually best to roll them into the canyon: that road is narrow; to swerve might make more dead. xxxxx By glow … Continue reading

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