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So much beauty in the world, candy for the eye and for the heart. Stories and personalities that make us believe in the good or make us want change the bad. Tight buds of hope that will open in their time as sure as leaves fall within us and on the earth. The messy one who aren’t afraid to love,… Read more →

The Death of Innocence

The Death of Innocence

“Whoever survives the initiation of the dead receives the most wonderful gift: resurrection. The resurrection is to be like a child – to be wild and free, but with a difference. The difference is that we have freedom with wisdom… instead of innocence.” ~Don Miguel Ruiz in The Four Agreements Lately the tragic poet in me has been mourning the… Read more →

Fried Chicken Hearts

Fried Chicken Hearts

During art school when I was young, I fried chicken in a country store off an empty stretch of old farm road, serving travelers and the broke down white trash trailers sitting on shoal behind the store. One day one of the greasy-haired regulars, shuffling slowly toward death in her lumpy Walmart mumu, stood waiting in my lunch line as… Read more →

Biggo Gulp of Haterade

Biggo Gulp of Haterade

I walk this earth blissfully unaware in any crowd there could be a bigot who believes I should be beheaded or stoned in the street. Once in a restaurant, a really scary man jumped up, knocked his chair over and said he was too sick to eat. He stood glaring red at me from just a few feet away, huffing and clenching… Read more →

poem: my job to get rid of the body

poem: my job to get rid of the body

once a stout and stubborn hero old self forever survivor clutches as if to drown me I tape my mortal mouth to silence useless truth stuff what i knew of love under calloused floorboards rug rolled over the body lay down your arms, warrior yield your yearning to ghosts let the hollow take yesterday’s eyes let eulogy be your lullaby soon… Read more →

melissa Etheridge

TOP 100 HOTTEST BUTCHES

  Rut roh. I knew there was gonna be backlash for Sinclair Sexsmith. S/he decided to  remove all the transmen because of dissenting comments. What will Sinclair do if some of the Butches transition? Who is going to check i.d.s? Apparently none of these people were contacted about their inclusion. Aside form the usual uproar from those who want to make… Read more →

quickie update

Court with Christine on Tuesday. I don’t know what she expects to gain further but she’s all revved, sending threats that I won’t know what hit me. The truth is we made a sensible agreement long before we broke up. She reneged on our agreement and packaged a complex lie as a lawsuit. I am not hanging any hope on justice, however. I’m just… Read more →

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Sometimes those of us who don’t have a boy outtie get no recognition on this day. With no babygirl this time last year, my friend Anton texted me warm wishes and it meant the world to me. So happy father’s day to all the Dads and Daddies out there in El Jay land!! Such an enjoyable party last night. There… Read more →

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A/C: FIXED!!! Yay. HOUSE: Disgusting!!! Hasn’t been cleaned all month due to the heat. MOM: Coming to visit tomorrow. Oh, that is not good news TIMING: terrible MEESHA: In her room howling because she aint done yet testing the posted rules. COURT: in nine days WORK; all behind cuz I been holed up in my room with the window unit and away from my desk and all… Read more →

miracle of life n awlllll

I thought it was cool the two pigeons living atop the old brick column on my balcony didn’t fly off when we moved in. They stare at us as much as we stare at them. I thought it was fascinating drama when the male picked a new mate, and the old wife stood on the railing, pleading with her wings spread and… Read more →