The Commons

The Commons

I stare out the window The tall dark church looms in the distance. Stained glass. Tall open doors. Empty. The brick law office in front of it. Dark and ominous. Trimmed lawn No one comes No one goes. I can’t think It’s too loud Here in the coffee shop Where all the...
Two Year Olds Cure Patience

Two Year Olds Cure Patience

Me: “Son, come lay down so I can put your diaper on!” Son: “NO!” Me: “Does daddy need to come get you?” Son: “NO!” Me: *Grabs son, lays him on the floor* “Hold still, buddy.” Son: *Wiggles, slips hold, and vanishes down the hall* Me: *Trying desperately not to lose my...
What Do You Really Love?

What Do You Really Love?

What we love affects who we are now, but our intellect allows us to spin that internal reality for an external audience. When we age, that capacity decreases. Our filters breakdown and then dissolve altogether. The people around us are directly exposed to the person...
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