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Another Entry in the STUCK in HIGH SCHOOL series
In the winter of 1966, after a big snowstorm, some days or weeks before my fifth birthday, my father built a snow fort just outside our front door. He hoisted me up and plopped me inside. He thought I’d be thrilled. “I built a snow fort,” he said. “Where?” ...
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My Mind Will Wander
A poem can only be ten lines long Unless it’s very good And then it can only be eight. My mind will wander. The better The verse the more the images will cling To the cells of my brain like little viruses Steering their way in. I read Engles On Vivaldi and ...
My Mind Will Wander
My Mind Will Wander
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Literacy's Downside
I understand that according to the story Eve ate first and that she tempted Adam to eat and that according to some this makes her sin greater than his which justifies the whole history of misogyny. We may know now that this story is itself an effect of that...
Literacy's Downside
Literacy's Downside
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Old Photos
There’s my daughter Jen among the flowers. She’s in the arms of her fiancé, The first one, whom she changed her mind about and never married, looking so happy. I think it was her graduation day. We liked him. We like her new love too. And here’s Matt in his...
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Old Photos
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Neither Objective nor Subjective
How can you compare one ________ to another? It’s all subjective, he said. But he was wrong. Put whatever you want in the blank. To say that for us, being subjects, there is nothing objective, is to say the obvious. “Objective” is a useful concept. We can...
Neither Objective nor Subjective
Neither Objective nor Subjective
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God Declines to Endorse the Work of His Saints
God declines to endorse the work of his saints Whoever they are. We know the stories of the persecuted disciples And murdered messiah. Redemption is one thing. I’m talking about the ones who die On airplanes, oops, and other accidents. Those who die for not...
God Declines to Endorse the Work of His Saints
God Declines to Endorse the Work of His Saints
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Fractures in Time
I prefer the idea of fractured time And infinite universes To that of eternal return—the idea That every possible fork of every moment Is somewhere taken That Kathy, who smiled at me that weekend At the football game in such a way that made me Wonder if she...
Fractures in Time
Fractures in Time
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All Creation Yearns for Freedom
And Satan with all his host flew to God and said, “Father, we want to be free. They, those souls you have roiling in paradise, they too want to be free. All that you have made yearns for freedom.” Nor would Satan be appeased by any reply God might make. And...
All Creation Yearns for Freedom
All Creation Yearns for Freedom
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Henry V: Tragic Hero
"For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" The more I read Shakespeare's Henry V and reflect by on I and II Henry IV , the more the plays seem to be a serious answer to this rhetorical question. This is what i...
Henry V: Tragic Hero
Henry V: Tragic Hero
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Why I Keep Doing This
Because if I had anything to say I would have said it by now. Because if I understood the wild changes in Neruda’s poems Or why I love them or how they work or all they mean I would not have to say anything myself. Because After almost 57 years of earnest t...
Why I Keep Doing This
Why I Keep Doing This
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