Nite now and the dreams come slowly surely,
it's a time when I can go back and change things
from the way they were, to the way I want them to be
like when Susan stayed around and Frisko was ours..we danced then..and her cancer never came.
Times when Jimmy and I never went on that last patrol
and both of us came home.
Times when Home was a friendly place and my step father
didn't laugh when I
asked with tears in my eyes…Continue
Inuit legend gives us the tale of Qalupalik who is described as half human, half sea creature. Like other mermaids, she lives in the Arctic seas and is always searching for disobedient children who roam too close to the shoreline.
They describe her as having long wild hair, green skin, and fingernails so long they almost look like claws. She wears a garment called an amautik which is worn by Inuit women to hold their babies on their backs, sort of like a back pack. That’s how she…Continue
I probably will never see El Monte on a
or El Segundo washed by winter rain.
I never knew these towns existed-if they do,
outside of the obituary page that states
how many boys came home today in boxes
made of steel.
I'm well aware that some have died
from Chicago too
but it's the El Nowhere towns
I think about this morning
and the young men the whole town knew.
Today some children running down the hill