Gatsby

Chapter 2

Even with no sleep he always keeps his Sunday ritual of going to mass.  Checking the time he wonders if he wants to go to the early mass with the over 60 crowd or to the later mass that’s full of families.  Each has there pros and cons.  The early mass is emptier and sometimes […]

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The 5:35 to Nowhere

I make sure to get on five train cars from the back It’s far enough in that most people don’t walk that far Either too lazy to walk or rushing to get on Guaranteeing that I get a seat all too myself In the back corner away from the entrance Next to the window The […]

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Chapter 1

He sits at the table by himself holding a glass of soda. It’s mostly water at this point the ice having mostly melted. All the people he came with have long gone out to the dance floor. Despite his best efforts he cannot understand the point of it. Music so loud you can’t hear anything. […]

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An Evening Spring Storm

The air is thick A heavy silence A deep darkness The full moon is hidden behind blankets of clouds In the distance A small light From the second floor of a house Belonging to a man Who has drowned in his work Infinite nothingness Then Suddenly Off in the distance A flash A jagged line […]

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4 P.M

The shadows of the trees grow longer As the sun begins its descent Weaving in between pillowy clouds Which meander through the sky Creating angelic beams of light As if God was peeking from behind the clouds To check on his creations The sky becomes a pale blue Time marches on As the day moves […]

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Hope

You are The eternal spring, The thing with feathers, The green light across the dock, God in his heaven listening to prayers I see you Sitting next to the gambler, Waiting with the family in the hospital waiting room, Walking next to the condemned man, Kneeling next to the praying mother I know how you […]

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A Son and his Father

We did not share a body for 9 months When we first met we were strangers And that never really changed Our lives ran mostly parallel to each other We shared a home Greeted each other in the morning Shared a dinner table Exchanged pleasantries Talked about the weather Occasionally we would watch T.V together […]

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Snow

What a sad day When snow lost its beauty When the snow became a burden When the brightness of the snow disappeared When all that was left was a pile of melting grey sludge When the thought of sledding no longer crossed my mind When making snow angels became a silly endeavor When I cursed […]

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Instructions on Admiring a Work of Art

One must have a clear canvas Free of distractions and preconceived ideas Trust that the author will guide you The title a hint of what is to come Ready, set, and go It takes a few words perhaps a few lines to settle in A pause to let the mind catch up Slowly the author […]

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7 P.M

Almost a mirror reflection of the beginning The journey through the sky has taken a toll on the weary sun Deep reds and oranges spill out from the sun Blanketing the entire sky A tinge of purple adds a hint of royal elegance A slight haze blurs all the colors together Many are there to […]

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