Monthly Archives: March 2014

That’s My Seat

This is my spot. It’s where I stand every morning, five days a week. It’s right where the second door of the first car of the train opens. You better not be standing there when I walk down the platform. … Continue reading

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Letting Go

How hard that is, the letting go. I want to hold on forever. I reach, I close my fist, but there is only smoke between my fingers. Mine. Such a foolish word. Everything is pulled from our grasp eventually. The … Continue reading

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One More Summer

  Give me one more summer, Old Man. One more summer to walk down the road While you trot along beside me in the tall grass. It’s too cold for you now And you are so unsure on the ice. … Continue reading

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Old Habits

Today is Ash Wednesday and I got my ashes. ┬áNow, I’m a lapsed Catholic, although I much prefer the old Irish term – fallen away Catholic. (I always picture climbing up the Catholic ladder to heaven, slipping and falling down … Continue reading

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Nobody’s Fool

I have spent most of my life working in Manhattan. I even lived there for six years after college. I’m street smart. I know what neighborhoods are OK to be in by myself and which are not. I know how … Continue reading

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