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SCENE FROM AN ALTERNATE LIFE – IV

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when the shore disappeared, from distance/from dark, I still rowed, determinedto give you what you needed, slow playing your addiction to dizzying heightsuntil we were overboard in our own ways, struggling for breath my arms grew tired in search for the bottom of the seastill I went on dreaming of escape hatches bolted to the sandy Atlantic flooron the other side, the earth’s molten core to keep...

SCENE FROM AN ALTERNATE LIFE – III

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the night before my bon voyageyou treated me to steak and rice while you told fantastical storiesof your time in Croatia paint and black market cigarettes, the month you smoked hash untilyou met your baby Conroy in a café built for dolls, where you met your baby twelve years before he took root in your womb the night you turned twenty three in Rijeka shouting for all to hear your damnation of...

SCENE FROM AN ALTERNATE LIFE – II

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When your husband diedAnd Conroy went away to school you weren’t left with muchBut brushes and a palletYour afternoons to start the dayAlone at the edge of the AtlanticWaiting for winter’s cruel fist to disrupt the tunnel vision This is your gray period, your life has been a gray periodI am a gray periodThe decades in your wrist, theLoneliness in your fingertips the color of concreteYour sweater...

THE WEIRD THING THAT HAPPENED WITH MY BRAIN…

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In an earlier post about my melanoma diagnosis I wrote an aside — There’s a whole lot I’ll write about one day once I understand things. In the days leading up to the biopsy and the immediate days that followed my brain did some really really weird things.  So what was that weird thing? I don’t know. For us to discuss it, there are some things you should know and I know that the...

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Ben LeRoy is spirit trapped in the 21st century on Earth. Someday he will be somewhere else. Until then, he's glad to know you're out there, too. And later elsewhere he will be glad to know you're out there, too.