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Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Passing of Friends

Tolstoy’s short stories were slices of life. Some uneventful.
Chekhov was a dramatist/dead at 44.
Both Lee and Grant died at 63. Raymond Carver at 50. Hemingway 61.
Tolstoy dead at 82. Dostoyevsky at 59.
Vonnegut 84. Waller 77.  Melville 72. Twain 74.  Poe at 40.
Carl Sagan at 62.  P K Dick 53. Hesse 85.
Gabriel Marquez  at 87.

Shelby Foote at 88 (born 1916)

Friday, August 11, 2017

In the Mirror She Asked

THE DEVIL IS KNOCKING AT MY DOOR
I FEEL PULLED TO ANSWER THE CALL
I’M DOING SO VERY WELL NOW
BUT THE LURE IS PREPARING THE FALL
ALTHOUGH I KNOW THE END GAME
WILL SURELY BE THE SAME
WHY DOESN’T THE FREEDOM FEEL
 AS ALIVE AS THE PAIN?