The Haze and the Blaze

A few summers back, we flew out to San Diego and spent a month driving slowly up the coast to Marin County. Just me, the wife and the kid. I hadn't spent a lot of time in southern California, especially along the coast. So I'd never heard of or experienced the phenomenon known as the...
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The Window

You speak about it As if it were a portal To your potential What lies through it You see, oh God, you see Yet you cannot touch Or breathe Or be Waiting and wondering When will someone come To lift the pane / the pain 'Til you wake Should you wake To the window's truth...
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Uncomfortably Alive

1982. Dave Leonard's basement on a Friday night. Bare feet, I ease down the steps into a smokey lair, fresh from a gymnastics meet. Minutes earlier, I've swapped androgynous white tights and a blue tank for a beat up flannel shirt, puka beads and jeans tattered with holes that've been earned, not bought. I have hair....
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