Monthly Archives: November, 2012

Wish Book

Every Christmas we looked forward to the Sears Wish book.  Dad would bring home only one copy, and Mom would hand it to us ceremoniously.  “Now, kids, you share,” she’d say, and we shared with the ethics of wolves.  We shared fists and shoves, but not the book so well.  John, being bigger, got to look through it at …

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poem from November 8th

finally the weather has caught up with me time to bar the doors against it light candles and stare into my soul time to wrap myself in grief and watch the leaves fall in galestorm with my hopes once nature is bare and cold we can hold hands and then, under blankets shiver together in …

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Black Friday

Went to the mall today.  Partly, after overeating yesterday, I just wanted to get up and move.  But partly, I needed to confront the mall on the mall-est day ever.  I needed to stare down my grief, and the mall was my place with Mom. I have been to the mall only a handful of …

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Gone to the dogs

It didn’t seem to matter how much I begged and pleaded, the answer was always “no.”  The conversation usually went something like this: “But how come I can’t-” “No.” “Everyone else has-” “No.” “Why?  Why, why, why, why when-” “No, no, no.” “You had one when you were-” “Lorraine, I said, ‘No.’ ” And that was …

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November 9th

Scorpio Strength Keywords: – Loyal – Passionate – Resourceful – Observant – Dynamic Scorpios are fiercely independent. They are able to accomplish anything they put their mind to and they won’t give up. They are perfectly suited to being on their own. They are not social butterflies like some other zodiac signs and some actually …

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