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Theft By Living

Recently, I hunted down my childhood home on Google maps.  I didn’t recognize it at first as nearly every single stitch of shrubbery, several trees, and all gardens had been stripped from the property.  The building appeared pretty much the same but without the accents of living breathing plant material, it seemed alien and strange. … Continue reading

If You Lead, Someone Will Follow

Photo by Matt Collamer on Unsplash   I didn’t know it was World Kindness Day.  I didn’t know there was a World Kindness Day.  It seems rather silly to have all days that honor a vast array of things and this one in particular seems like a thing we shouldn’t have to be reminded of … Continue reading

Never Let Someone Else Determine You

This poem was previously published in the Blue Collar Review, Journal of Progressive Working Class Literature, Partisan Press, 2013.   The Asymmetry of a Rainy Wednesday   Two men in golf shirts laughed at me for giving a dollar to a homeless man on a bridge. “Young lady, do you have a ten?” one asked … Continue reading

Lies and Expectation

From the time we are born, people speculate on our future. “This baby genius is going to Harvard!” Often, the ambition is much grander than we are. All children are asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” A very open-ended question, especially considering the fact that some of us grow up … Continue reading

Imaginary Me

I find mysef building identity by the things I buy, a truly capitalist way of life.  Fair trade organic coffee, iPhone, online thrift store shoes, fresh flowers, gluten free this and that, recycled toilet paper, ad nauseaum. I’m a bit of a hipster dick despite living in a small depressed farm town.  I remember feeling … Continue reading

Fluid Flow Experiment

$162.25. Is it a lot of money, just enough, or not enough? For me, it’s the amount I have left after paying bills to use for groceries and gas for two weeks. I’m cringing because I know it’s going to be tight and I’m definitely going to have to defer my eating habits to my … Continue reading

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