Posts Tagged "Delaware"

My Wobbly Bicycle, 173

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019 in Archive | 9 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 173

I’ve been having a good time going through a file on my computer called “old poems.” The date on this one—thank you to my Mac for this—is 2004. We would have still been in Delaware, close to the Atlantic and the Maryland blue crab, which I miss as much as I miss anything about the east coast. Those lovely shells, steamed in something called “crab bake” that leaves them salty and pinkish. They have to be twisted and pounded and sucked. Even the tiny legs have a touch of meat if you’re willing to fight for it. They spread butcher paper on the table, give you a roll of paper...

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My Wobbly Bicycle, 30

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Archive | 21 comments

My Wobbly Bicycle, 30

I’m hoping a large gothic font will translate into WordPress because I want it as emblem, as in “This last chemo struck me like the Wrath of God.” It took five days for my body to register the ghastly conclusive blast, but register it did—stomach and entire digestive system screaming “enough, enough.” Fatigue flattened me on the couch, my entire body aching. Each day since then I’ve climbed one foothold up the cliff toward repair, but I can see it’s going to take a long time this time. This wickedness was much improved by the arrival in my mailbox on Monday and Tuesday of an...

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