Tag Archives: mortality

On an Emergent Awareness of Impending Death (#fiction #prose #essay)

V Sometimes life just smacks you in the face. You’re just minding your own business and out of nowhere comes a big punch to the gut, or, yeah, a slap to the face or whatever. This mostly happens when you’re … Continue reading

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Podiatry’s Failure to Uplift Soles (#poem)

“Feet don’t fail me now” Is a mildly amusing witticism Until your actual feet begin To fail in the most literal way. Maybe it’s nerve damage, An old injury flaring up, Or the onset of degenerative Disease. One thing is … Continue reading

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A Belabored Gardening Metaphor (#poem)

Fertility varies from place to place. In my hometown, cilantro would take over The yard if you weren’t careful. Some People don’t like the smell, but I loved The fragrant flood of mulch and pollen Whenever I mowed. (It was … Continue reading

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