Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Bookworm Club: Part I

Cal Robert’s was either a genius or insane. But the general consensus was, “That boy’s crazy.”
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Sitting in Duck Country

Find the university police office opposite the Burger King on DeSiard. The library is down the street from the KFC, the Farmer’s Market for satsumas is tucked around the corner from the P.O., but not the one from Eudora Welty’s … Continue reading

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I Hate Walmart

“I pass an aisle of travel mugs in different colors, and sizes, with Disney characters, Duck Dynasty members, motorcycle riders and flowers growing in orange and purple, overdosing in consumer excess and Walmart is the pusher.” I hate pulling into … Continue reading

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Whippoorwill

I looked for you riding the down escalator on my way to the bargain table at Alexander’s where you used to take me to find a dress in a girl’s 10 chubby–but I’m no longer that size and I could … Continue reading

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Tree Consumers

Trees shrug leaves like rusted appliances no one wants. New leaves grow without a discount they can’t recant. And see my recent review of “Coming Close: Forty Essays on Philip Levine” for Blue Lyra Review.

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Yahrzeit Candle

For a big man, you left a small footprint, on your shoulders people created arabesques, formed pyramids as I watched from the edge of a plaid blanket knowing you were my father, the hand-balancer. Monday through Saturday you made orthopedic … Continue reading

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