Monthly Archives: June 2015

Threats of violence

“We spent the morning,” Mary says, “trying to decide if telling your counselor you hope she falls down a flight of stairs is, in fact, a threat of violence.”

“What did you decide? I’d say it isn’t.”

“We said ‘no’ as well, but it’s still … Read more

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It’s a tumor

This weekend, my dad sent me a long strange email offering my son a trumpet, and also telling me he has a large tumor in one of his lungs that has to be surgically removed. Cancer was mentioned in the email, but not definitively so. … Read more

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Tuck in

There’s only light now
to see the fruit trees over the fence.
Another yard with another sad
trampoline.

You are forty and gentle as knives
left on the counter.
Tell me
a story about girls you knew.

Tell me about the clubs where the light… Read more

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