Monthly Archives: July 2011

Haitus

I’m going to be gone from the blog for a while. Not sure how long yet, but am feeling the need to disconnect. Hope to “see” youse (that’s NEPA speak for you all) when I’m back. Ciao for now, Rach … Continue reading

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"PEANUT, PEANUT BUTTER *jazz hands* AND JELLY"

I have the lamest lunch today. PB&J, some cheese and bread and a nectarine. Oh and a banana for later and a snack pack popcorn on reserve if I’m starving. I don’t know what I was thinking this morning. I … Continue reading

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The river claps over rocks

Dragonflies danced above the water’s surface like marionettes on a stage

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Wednesday morning – the last before August

It’s a beautiful morning – molten sunrise, blue clouds. The hills waver through the tree branches stretched like candelabras. Green flickering leaves. The night before last, I was freezing. After our big rain, the temperature dropped to spring. I kept smothering Pat because … Continue reading

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Tula Bear

Tula curled into me last night. It was finally cool enough, it felt like winter the way she curls into us in the cold weather when her thick hair isn’t such a hindrance. She was under the covers, head towards my … Continue reading

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Backtracking emotional maps

Anne Sexton’s biography by Diane Middlebrook arrived in the mail today. I’ve been sneaking bits and pieces in the library, but now I have my OWN copy that I can write in and wonder and wander through. Some sentences are … Continue reading

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Life in the mills

Maybe I’ll take a bath. My legs are beat up, I ran into river rocks, a mountain under black water. I’m covered in bruises. “MY WRITING IS MY WRITING IS MY WRITING IS MY WRITING,” Sylvia says to herself, but … Continue reading

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This song feels like home

Flyrock #2

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Lunch break

I dart across the square like a chess piece to dark spaces, shade. Say ‘Thank you’ sharply to a man ogling me for half a block when he says he likes my hair. Jesus, Rachel, you don’t have to thank, … Continue reading

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A love montage

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