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Ode to Tojo

Ode to Tojo

I knew a man.He played guitar for change.I’d buy him this and that.So he wouldn’t betoo cold and hungry. I knew a man.Who informed me…

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Algorithm helps New York decide who goes free before trial

Algorithm helps New York decide who goes free before trial

The Wall Street Journal // Sept. 20, 2020 The courthouse that calls to me              is only five blocks from homebut I drive anyway and you are…

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Stage Entrance

Stage Entrance

The last acting job I had was on Late Night with David Letterman. A few months shy of my fiftieth birthday, I walked into the…

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You Disappear in June

You Disappear in June

You disappear in June, leaving a dentin my breath. Your rosewood fragrance lingers while I stare at empty frames. To inhalenothing is its own religion,…

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Wild Boar

Wild Boar

We are stardust—that meanswe carry death in our bones. Our breathblows out a galaxy long gone. Hugging a friend and her seaweed hair,kissing a stranger…

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Gender Reveal

Gender Reveal

Jordan chewed on her pinky nail until it started to bleed.  “Shit!”  She reached over Avery’s lap, opened the glove box, and pulled out a…

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My Mother’s Ring

My Mother’s Ring

When I first see it, I shudder. The knuckles are wrinkled and gnarly. The skin is gray. The middle finger tilts too far to the…

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No Such Number

No Such Number

I remember the last time I saw my father. He left for war and died a short time later, a Marine helicopter pilot, flying in…

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The Year of the Tomato

The Year of the Tomato

When I was growing up, the Chicago suburbs of Chicago ranked within a hierarchy of goodness and desirability.  You had the ones on the bottom…

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