July 2017

20. I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight

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This is day 20 of my 100 day writing project. Please donate if you can to keep the project going.   I want to go down by the river at night and hear the drums. There was so much trouble, so much trauma, but there were moments of pure magic, I tell you. J took me over the back […]

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19. (another) new home haiku

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This is day 19 of my 100 day writing project. Please donate if you can to keep the project going. I will be doing extensive travel for the next few days and so I will be posting haikus. Longer posts will resume soon.    dance tunes all night long it hits me like a cool breeze i don’t have […]

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18. new home haiku

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This is day 18 of my 100 day writing project. Please donate if you can to keep the project going. I will be doing extensive travel for the next few days and so I will be posting haikus. Longer posts will resume soon.    the sky, pale and low leaves wait, bowing to the rain which falls listlessly   […]

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17. big bend haiku

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This is day 17 of my 100 day writing project. Please donate if you can to keep the project going. I will be doing extensive travel for the next few days and so I will be posting haikus. Longer posts will resume soon.    stars are out in droves the way his eyes catch the light ah, that tender […]

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16. standing rock haiku

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This is day 16 of my 100 day writing project. Please donate if you can to keep the project going. I will be doing extensive travel for the next few days and so I will be posting haikus. Longer posts will resume soon.    another sunrise do our work without reward river is watching       Part of […]

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15. westmont haiku

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This is day 15 of my 100 day writing project. Please donate if you can to keep the project going. I will be doing extensive travel for the next few days and so I will be posting haikus. Longer posts will resume soon.    radient echoes crescendo of cicadas here it reeks of home       Part of […]

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14. The Scars That Can’t Be Seen

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This is day 14 of my 100 day writing project. Please donate if you can to keep the project going.   When our skin is wounded, our bodies start working to heal right away. In just a few minutes our blood will clot to stop the bleeding. The blood clots then form a scab. The scab is a protective […]

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13. A Farewell to 2013

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This is day 13 of my 100 day writing project. Please donate if you can to keep the project going. At the beginning of this year I posted my end-of-year essay for 2016. I don’t write them every year (but perhaps I should start). Here’s my end-of-year essay from 2013. ——- This year, I learned the only way to […]

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12. i don’t mind thinking too much

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This is day 12 of my 100 day writing project. As referenced in yesterday’s piece, here’s the livejournal entry from when I was 15 years old. Oh boy… Saturday, November 24th, 2001 6:11 pm i don’t mind thinking too much today was beautiful. everything was beautiful. chicago is the most beautiful city i have ever seen. […]

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11. Keep Havin’ A Good Day

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This is day 11 of my 100 day writing project. Please donate if you can to keep the project going.   Sitting on a Metra train and it even smells just like it used to, like cold metal and old leather. It’s strange, the things you can return to, and the things you can’t. I used to love riding […]

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