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No sequins, no elephants

Life in the circus ain’t easyBut the folks on the outside don’t knowThe tent goes up and the tent comes downAnd all that they see is the show— the prophet ani— “Do you want a better view?” asks Jill, my … Continue reading

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intervals

“There would be a single instant of near disbelief that it would finally be happening in a fraction of a second; finally happening after the months, the miles, the misty mornings; finally happening after the eight or ninth now forgotten … Continue reading

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i love rakes of heroism

It’s night’s abandonYou look across the floorAin’t anyone around Closing timeUnplug them peopleAnd send them homeIt’s closing time— the prophet lyle pearce lovett— You stand in the empty lobby. The sign says no photography allowed. But that’s OK. It’s closing … Continue reading

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swimming across lake tahoe

“Focus on the task at hand and trust that the rest will follow. Because, after all, if you keep looking at how far away you are, you will never get there.” — alexander carlisle — I wake up at 2 … Continue reading

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i’m not an elephant

“The Elephant don’t do dope.”— Deems — Nurse: I’m going to start you off with another round of steroids. Me: Damn. There go my hopes of qualifying for the Olympics. Drug testing, you know. Nurse: Aren’t they already over? Me: … Continue reading

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