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Nostalgia

That ancient enemy The shiner of the tarnished, that anachronistic foe It arrives with pleasantries, but never leaves the same It tells you all the wonderful things that happened in your past, But when it departs, it leaves a bitterness unequaled in the world If squalor had a feeling, nostalgia […]

My Companion

Is there any greater companion than a dog A true partner in crime, ears up and tongue hanging in the wind A better caretaker and babysitter I have yet to know They pass through finite lives knowing an unimpeachable joy we can only wonder and share Enjoying something as simple […]

Call me Leo part 2

He reached the top of the stairs quickly with his trunk-sized legs and opened the rusty door with a yawn. Mid-morning slanted rays slap his yawn away as reptilian eyes adjust. “Hello Leo” Sissy says in a strained voice. “Felt like I’d forgotten you, hard as that is.” “Felt like I’d forgotten […]

Call me Leo part 1

Memory deserts him. He wake’s up in the morning, crawl’s around and tries to find his savior. Cries a little, but nothing wrong with that. Bottle hits his lips and the pain liquidates. He wonders “what happened last night?” Another stab at rememberance, another failure.  His memory feels like a warped sundial […]