Monthly Archives: December 2011

goodbye, madrid

the corkscrew broke, the wine splashed and stained the wall, the glass shattered on the floor. the sunset burned in otherworldly hues never seen before. i found 50 euros on the sidewalk and surreptitiously stuffed them in my pocket. i … Continue reading

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confessions from madrid

confession: every city in europe that is not paris makes me long for paris. i arrive in paris on saturday. my best friend will meet me there, squeeze me for hours, do the hokey pokey with me, and kiss me … Continue reading

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redeeming madrid

i am in madrid again, to redeem the first time i came here 19 years ago. i chose madrid as my first stop on┬ámy first trip to europe because i was fluent in spanish and i wanted to see el … Continue reading

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anamnesia

anamnesia: the act of remembering what the soul already knows. this year i’ve lost my center, emotional security, trust in myself and my vows, my wife, her two little boys that i considered my own, my verve, my steadfast calm … Continue reading

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confessions from underneath

confession: i was upset, extremely upset. when i tried to discuss my feelings, he couldn’t hear them. i became more upset. i left because i didn’t want to fight. i stopped at the korean grocery to buy my favorite sushi … Continue reading

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drop by drop

i’ve forgotten how to write something i want to read. i fill pages and burn them. flames engulf the honest ugly lies, because i can not see the truth in this darkness. my writing is colored gray, smoke-scented, and dusted … Continue reading

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confessions while a baby is birthing

confession: in my perception of the world, florida is a different country, cuban coffee is a hard-core drug, screen-covered pool enclosures are brilliant, hurricanes can’t touch live oaks with drapes of spanish moss because live oaks are the strongest, oldest, … Continue reading

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