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god shuffled her feet

I don’t know anything anymore. Is that normal? is it normal to notice the enormity of everything and just go blank? — the prophet A.M. Homes I’m standing in line at a Subway. I’m sixty three years old. I start … Continue reading

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life is funny, part 385

I would carry you on my shoulders Across the muddy river Texas feels like Mexico She reminds me of my mother — the prophet Alejandro Escovedo Char gives me her prescriptions. She’s almost 90 and has a fracture in her … Continue reading

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saints and saguaros

We have come in search of The Dogs of San Xavier. He has come in search of a miracle. The ancient mission is a pilgrimage site, so it’s only fitting that we have made the trek to seek the old … Continue reading

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down in the cellar in the Boho zone

He wanders up and pulls a drum out of the bag. And then, his life begins again. He’s an old guy. Has his own fold-up stool, the sure sign of a drum circle veteran. He joins maybe 10 or 12 … Continue reading

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we’re all in the mood for a melody

the piano, it sounds like a carnival And the microphone smells like a beer — the prophet william joel i’m running half-mile loops around the arts center while mo communes with her clay. it’s one of those days — warm, … Continue reading

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lost in translation

It’s 4 in the morning. Or maybe 5. I’m not sure what time zone I’m in. Did we spring forward? I think my spring may be broken. I’ve been driving for six or seven hours, which in dog years doesn’t … Continue reading

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things i wish i had said, part 79

“I’m dejected, but only momentarily, when I can’t get the fifth vote for something I think is very important. But then you go on to the next challenge and you give it your all. You know that these important issues … Continue reading

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