spoiled but utterly charming

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exsist, that is all." - Oscar Wilde
Navy Pier Ferris Wheel reflection

Navy Pier Ferris Wheel reflection

to the internet trolls - this is powerful

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the rest is dross

Things have been difficult lately.

I’ve received some criticism today, about me personally, and about my writing, specifically about this blog. That’s okay, not everyone is going to like me or like what I write. So today  I was reading poetry, which generally helps, and certainly never hurts, and then this song came on.

Thanks Johnny Cash, I think I’ll do just that.

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dear john

I wrote this years ago for my brother. Somethings don’t change. I couldn’t save him then, and I can’t save him now.

dear john, 

 
today I wanted to carve the words 
carve them into my skin, so 
all could see  
what I am 
 
when we spoke, had you asked, I might have told of the holes – I carve – inside, maybe you could have seen the ardent slice ripped out, to quietly lay at your deeply restless…

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For those of us who didn’t dash when it started pouring,  the performers put on a little concert. (at Memorial Park)

For those of us who didn’t dash when it started pouring, the performers put on a little concert. (at Memorial Park)

inspiration

and sometimes 
when I would be doing other things,
I write words inside my head.

I write words for you as I inhale,
words for you as I exhale.

I write because of your warm hand, the way it felt on my shoulder
I write so I do not close my eyes, and lean back into that comfort
I write so I can leave without reassurances.

I write the words so they brush lightly across the page, touching sightly; I write…

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How I spend a rocking Friday night.

How I spend a rocking Friday night.