HOUSE AND HOME, A MEMOIR

  Definition of a House: A structure serving as a dwelling for one or more persons, especially for a family. It should have been an ordinary day, a day like any other in May, a Wednesday, not the beginning or the end of the week, not the struggle of a Monday or the excitement of […]

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METAMORPHOSES

  Changing currents, currently, body and soul converging concurrently, control lost to illusion; divinity divining, dividing delusion directing hands of fate or falling me from faith, body leaning in bending to all beckoning. Was it I who let go of love’s hand or had fate decided so? Was there a choice, considered, consecrated, a confession […]

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BREAKING NEWS; A TINY STORY

It wasn’t front page breaking news or even in the supplement section. It wasn’t the sex scandal that scorched the headlines or bloody enough to have readers beat each other for a copy but it still found its way into black and white, pressed forever, or until the print faded, into a line between births […]

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THE STARS, A SHORT LIFE/STORY

She was a married woman, with stars in her eyes, by the age of ten. She’d seen him in the back yard at 9 ¾ and in seconds had painted their future together. Mrs. Mulligan’s daughter would be Mrs. Michael Menkas and at 12 she dropped her bike at his gate and, upon his stoop, […]

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LITTLE BLACK DRESS

And every day that the sun still rose, and some days were unexpected, she took the dress and put it on as if it pulled back the years, as if her skin again was taunt, as if her hair again was blonde, as if her friends again were there. And in the dress she walked […]

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CURIOUS CORNERS

    Curiosity curated around corners, in passageways of potted plants and lingering light, corners created for the curious, for passersby to peep into privacy in search of secrets neath shadows and dust, piggy banks with golden coins and cans worthy of Warhol. Dreams are dreamt in little lanes where light lingers on broken benches […]

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