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Contributor Series 11: On Birthdays, The Artist

06.26.12 Posted in today's words by

Contributor Series 11: On BirthdaysThe ArtistBy Sandra Forte-NickenigWhen I knew everythingand lived in New York Citynear Central Park on acobblestone street in aterra cotta brownstonewith cushions on the floorand bells behind the door Picasso’s Old Man with a Guitarhung with push pins on a straw matI saw a starving artist whowas not so bleak and blue […]


Contributor Series 11: On Birthdays, High School Reunion

06.25.12 Posted in words to linger on by

Contributor Series 11: On BirthdaysHigh School ReunionBy Dean OlsonGraduates gather in summer heat  to share stories, look each other over, gauge tread left, weigh wear and tear You mean to say…Have you seen…  Didn’t you hear…Do you remember…we carry with us images from the mirror smile all-the-while thinkingMy God, do I look like that?!potluck tables flow from […]


Contributor Series 11: On Birthdays, Presents

06.25.12 Posted in words to linger on by

Contributor Series 11: On BirthdaysPresentsBy Len KuntzSlithering inside a Folgers coffee can withslits cut into the Saran Wrap cover,a copper-tailed snake was the gift you gave.in later years there were others–driftwood embossed with a baby Jesus shape,pints of just-picked blackberries,a bouquet of daisies you’d found in the slumped hillsbehind our mobile home.It was me who […]


Contributor Series 11: On Birthdays, Boudoir Age

06.24.12 Posted in Contributor Series 11, today's words by

Contributor Series 11: On BirthdaysBoudoir AgeBy Betty Ruth SpeirOne is keenly aware of their chronological ageIn fact, as years pass, our awareness becomes more ominousPerhaps we should shift our emphasis to another inherent ageBoudoir age is another great barometerI am better in bed than I was decades agoRegret that I go to bed alone night […]


Contributor Series 11: On Birthdays, My Birthday

06.23.12 Posted in Contributor Series 11, today's words by

Contributor Series 11: On BirthdaysMy BirthdayBy Murray DunlapOh to be 35, in a wheelchair, and live at homeBecause of a car crash, hmphTrying trying trying to stay saneFailing failing failingRelearning to walk, one day at a damn timeSo I turn 36, in a cloud of angerBut I turn 39 in a passionate vision of happiness […]