Words Are Magic, They Have Power Pt 9

Oct 20

Words Are Magic, They Have Power Pt 9

The bus pushed into the night. I was tired but I did not dare go to sleep. I did not have enough whiskey to ensure I passed out. I just had enough to keep my hands from shaking. To sleep, to close my eyes like everyone else, was out of the question. I tried it before, when I thought I could get by without the booze. It was horrible. I dreamt. In my dreams, I saw...

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Arizona

Oct 19

Arizona

Last month I took a trip to Arizona. Other then driving through a small part of it on the way to Utah and spending a weekend in Pheonix, I have never been there.  When I went to Phoenix on that business trip, years ago,  in August, I got out of the rental car and step into Hades. I decided not to go to Arizona That was a mistake. Lucky for me, with my lung...

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Words Have Power, They Are Magic Pt 8

Oct 17

Words Have Power, They Are Magic Pt 8

I stood in the Greyhound terminal looking at a big board of arrivals and departures. There were buses going anywhere and everywhere. The city bus dumped me here about an hour ago and other than using the restroom, sneaking a gulp of two from my bottle while in the stall, I had been standing looking at this board. I did not know where to go. I did not care but the...

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Words Have Power, They Are Magic Pt 7

Oct 14

Words Have Power, They Are Magic Pt 7

I did not go to the funeral. I did not want to see Anna. Sweet Anna, who turned out to be a witch. I was angry enough and sad enough to think about writing a sentence and wish for Anna, but then I thought of her children. The kids were missing their Papi. I was missing my friend. I could not go to his funeral and see her. I did not trust myself. Even though there was...

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Words Have Power, They Are magic Pt 6

Sep 26

Words Have Power, They Are magic Pt 6

I found myself alone, with a baby. With myself. I think I spent the first 6 months of his life crying. Every time I looked at my son, I saw my wife. I saw her eyes, her nose, and her smile. At times, I did not think I could stand it. I did not think that I could ever look at him again. I had thought of giving him up, to another family to raise him. Perhaps a family...

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Words have Power, They Are Magic Pt 5

Sep 24

Words have Power, They Are Magic Pt 5

We did not stay long in Hawaii as Renee was offered a job as a Junior Partner in the Law firm of  Smith, Smith and Neblin located in New York New York. The city that never sleeps. The Big Apple. I’m going to be a part of it New York, New York.  Renee was excited, me, not so much. I had spent much of my life in white bread, dog, cat, 2.5 children; look at how...

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Words Have Power, They Are Magic Pt 4

Sep 22

Words Have Power, They Are Magic Pt 4

Eventually, the army declared me all healed up. They also declared me not worthy of the Army so I was set loose. I could have gone anywhere but I was in Hawaii. Where would you go? I stayed. My first stop was a clothing store. I had seen on TV where not too many people were treating us soldiers right. Seems there were many people who did not like the Vietnam War and...

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