Tag Archives: Pain

Synthetic Division

‘Spare me the darkness,’ I cried in fear. ‘Have mercy on this frightened child. Keep it distant, keep it far, So that it never touches me, Never knows me, Never tears me from this place of light. The world within … Continue reading

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O Time

Written in the summer of 2009, this poem has seen the weeks of wandering it describes turn into months and years, all without my dear Courtney.  Otherwise, it is as true now as it was then.  I miss you, my … Continue reading

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The Philosopher Stalks at Midnight

Last night, as I sat downstairs at my hostel and prepared to write about the wonders of Macedonia (or what little I was able to see of them, given my short stay), I was joined on the couch by the … Continue reading

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Voulez-Vousvuzela?

Someone is playing a vuvuzela outside my window.  They must be stopped.  A few minutes ago it was the chirping of birds that I heard, along with the chatter of passersby and the occasional rumbling automobile.  Those were pleasant things … Continue reading

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