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Haiku Haiku

Why do I haiku? I like its limitations, leading to freedom. When I’m limited To seventeen syllables I don’t have to think Limited choices: Like a frog into a pond. Plop. My mind is clear. Freedom of no choice– Free … Continue reading

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Pi Haiku

Oh, Pi in the sky Why oh why oh why oh why? Seriously. Why? Lucy in the Pi With or without diamonds Is not a drug song Pie is delicious Whether Chicken Pot, or Moon Pi? Tastes like digits Moon … Continue reading

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When We Were One

Back in 1984, I gave a poetry reading at the Humanities in Medicine Conference sponsored by the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM) and the William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition. After the reading, the Yale surgeon physician-writer Richard Selzer walked up … Continue reading

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searching lost time

Another excerpt from the draft I am working on. My dream has triggered a sense memory of my mother’s past which has become my past. My mother was a child of the Great Depression. Her father built their house on … Continue reading

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searching lost time

This is an excerpt of opening lines of a draft I am working on. It’s a memory piece that takes place in a few waking minutes between dreams. An elderly woman is shuffling towards me shouting, “I want to see the face … Continue reading

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Like a Surgeon

This is an excerpt of a working draft of a chapter from a book-in-progress titled “Swearing by Apollo.” I presented this excerpt at Richard Selzer’s Masterclass at the 3rd Annual Yale Writers’ Conference.  Anyone interested in the entire chapter can read it here: Like … Continue reading

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WHEN WE WERE THREE

 This is a vignette from age 3 that I have been working on.  ====================================================== When We Were Three I am sitting on the pink porcelain tile floor of the bathroom in my childhood home. A bottle of St Joseph’s Baby Aspirin … Continue reading

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