Category Archives: Adventure

Adventure # 7, New Orleans or the Innocence of Debauchery

[Disclaimer: Do not assume that anything you read here is autobiographical (even if you are sure it is) unless you take the time to sit with me over a beer or whiskey and have an intimate conversation. Remember that while … Continue reading

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Adventure #6, “Try a Sonnet,” she said: Ending with Bad Rhyme

The Last Stall on the Left Poem Reading She scrapes her nail along her stretch marks conscious his lips read between each line those remnants of seed; warm water descending vines that wind through rooms—a boy’s pail, a girl’s twine … Continue reading

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Adventure #5, Depositing a Check: Young Girls Pondering the Metaphysics of Powdered Cream and Sugar

(See “An Adventure a week . . .” for a description of this project) I went to the bank to deposit a $25 check. Apparently, I’d been throwing money at my insurance company, hoping, I now realize, that the stained … Continue reading

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Adventure #4, An American Sentence: A Life in 17 Syllables

(See “An Adventure a week . . .” for a description of this project) Week of February 26 Your straight lip wavered, maturing to a frown, stuck for one breath to a tooth.

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Adventure #3, Staring at the Wall: Meaning Falls Inward

(See “An Adventure a Week . . .” for a description of this project) Week of February 19, 2012 One evening after work, I found myself staring at the wall, lost in thought and unable to move. I would say … Continue reading

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Adventure #2, Opera at The Gracie: Broken Wings to “Meow, Meow”

(see “An Adventure a Week . . .” post for an explanation of this project) Week of February 12 In from the needling cold, I enter The Gracie theater, with its roof shaped like a gentle ocean wave or a … Continue reading

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Adventure #1, Starbucks: Jogging Pants and the Dynamics of Dating

(see “An Adventure a Week . . .” post for an explanation of this project) After maneuvering through Sunday traffic and the shenanigans of retirees and twenty-somethings trying to park, I wiggled my way into the cafe, a freezing breeze dogging my heels. … Continue reading

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