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Going Home

I dreamt about my house again last night. As the dream often goes, turns out my parents never actually moved out, or they moved out but then moved back in, because they couldn’t sell it. All the old stuff is … Continue reading

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Forgetting/Remembering

A memory of Lena, age 5. What she remembers: We are facing each other on the bed at night. She nervously confides to me that she likes a boy. I laugh in her face. What I remember: She tells me … Continue reading

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Dad/Death/Dog

My dad died while I was walking the dog. Or maybe while I was driving back from the dog park. I was at the farthest end of the park when my brother called me and told me it was almost … Continue reading

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Catching Up/Creative Nonfiction/Corrections/TriCks of Memory

I wrote Birdie yesterday, though it had been bumping around in my head for a few days before, and that memory has been with me for nearly 50 years (gasp). It is mostly true, though I added details that seemed … Continue reading

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Birdie

Birdie lived across the street from me, and she was a year younger, so of course I couldn’t like her. Plus, her brother was in my grade and a boy. And our angry fathers did not like each other. So … Continue reading

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Blogging from A to Z

So, I’ve decided to blog again this April. Last April I posted EVERY DAY for Poetry month, even though I’m not really a poet. This year I’m joining another blogging phenomenon, called A to Z. Thousands of us will blog … Continue reading

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Memory

I’d like to go to that city and see the man I lost my virginity to. His wife is on Facebook and I’ve seen a picture of them from 2009, with two nieces and his 80-plus-year-old father, whom I knew … Continue reading

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