Posts Tagged "Anhinga Press"

My Wobbly Bicycle, 132

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Archive | 2 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 132

Have you ever shared a standard-size mattress? They used to be, well, standard. In this poem, we’d just moved from our almost-cottage-sized house on the Elk River in Maryland back across the state line into Delaware. Bigger house, bigger bed. Sinfully big.   Buying The King-Sized Bed   I am already thinking of rolling around that expanse, tossing a leg without entangling. The way I am, though, I see all the possibilities for loss. I see us pillowed and billowed, supported in exactly the right hollows by ergonomically designed, pocketed coils, while beneath it all, the pea under a...

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Writing on Demand

Posted by on Mar 28, 2012 in Archive | 0 comments

Writing on Demand

Sometimes I’m offered a “project,” an assignment, which I accept. I admit my collusion. But something feels amiss from the beginning. The word “project” for one. My soul has an ambiguous relationship with projects. I like them because they give me something to start with. I can think of it as an assignment in English class. I used to love essay assignments. They would bring out the competitiveness in me. I would start out to write the best damn essay on earth. Sometimes I’d write a really good one and the teacher would hold it up to the class and tell them why it was good. I would...

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