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home for the holi-half-day

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

She drove night and day
across states to be with her
kids for 12 hours.

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the beginning

Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

The road ahead is
long, maybe dangerous and
ready to traverse.

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in closing

Monday, December 31st, 2018

All good things must come
to an end. Fortunately,
all bad things as well.

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unable to escape

Sunday, December 30th, 2018

Who designed such a
fiendish trap that would keep me
so paralyzed? … … Me.

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missing sense

Saturday, December 29th, 2018

My dog has no nose!
— Oh heavens, how does he smell?
(A pause.) Just awful.

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maybe next year

Friday, December 28th, 2018

Catch up on some sleep.
Finish clearing the garage.
Learn a new language.

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art as a commodity

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

What color palette?
What themes? Which artist’s style? What’s
your spending limit?

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brick and mortal

Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

No more bargain hunts.
No more long return lines. Just
click, wait, knock, it’s done.

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bundle of hope

Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

A package, neatly
wrapped, beneath the twinkling lights
waiting for a child.

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showtime from the apollo

Monday, December 24th, 2018

They looked back upon
the earth in awe at the small
blue marble called home.

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sugar cookies and crocheted stockings

Sunday, December 23rd, 2018

The best thing about
holiday traditions is
making up new ones.

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the heart of contempt

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

The fragile white male
ego, a foul entity
to behold, to know.

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the touch of winter

Friday, December 21st, 2018

Dark days, darker nights,
a biting cold coupled with
peaceful lifelessness.

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my bully

Thursday, December 20th, 2018

You can’t damage me.
In every aspect, I am
my own worst bully.

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the gentleman in front of western

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

A looping voice box
lures busy shoppers to the
wheelchair bodega.

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