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Archives for July, 2011

Things We Never Like To Admit

Humans have this innate tendency to think, create and… shift the blame.  In other words, since we got created – or evolved -, we have perfected this incredibly cynical skill to make “I didn’t do this” sound almost plausible. We have also created the legal system to supposedly make our lives less unfair. But this […]

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The Number You Have Dialed

Cleaning out the attic, I find in the pocket of an old, moth eaten jacket a little Black Book. Within its yellowed page are the names, numbers, addresses of women long forgotten. Fog, Snow, Rain, and so on, are written beside each one like youthful cryptograms. Who was Ice? Doesn’t sound very nice. Sun sounds […]

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The Howl

THE LAST SUPPER A sickle moon above a street of doom … cold, tired, drunk, I sit in the Night Hawk restaurant where the food tastes like industrial waste, and yet empty stomachs all around me, sipping coffee, regard me with envy, as I frown and chow down. While toothless men grin, for no apparent […]

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