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no right answers

I am agonizing over what it is I want to do. Over yet another career decision that will set me on a path completely different than the one I’m on now. Another long bloc of training in a new place, … Continue reading

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i got a dog

I hear him tell me that he’s happy for me. That I’m doing the right thing, going where I belong. I hear her order me a celebratory drink, toasting my new adventure. One far different from the one I have … Continue reading

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blood-red moon

Please tell me you’re not working tonight The car hums, the radio is low. Most everyone in the car is asleep. I’m glad for it. As I thumb through messages, hers hits the hardest. Maybe because it comes closest to … Continue reading

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a day was just a day

We’re lying on a bench outside, soaking up some late morning Texas sun. Staring through the branches overhead, hand thrown over face, I tilt my head towards her after several long minutes and ask, “Can we go back to the … Continue reading

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the long hallway

We say goodnight and the door closes behind me. I turn and stare down the long hallway towards my room. The one I’ve walked down countless times. But this time, it feels different. I feel different. This is the long … Continue reading

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at the smoke pit

We are at the smoke pit. I told myself I’d had my last cigarette about five cigarettes ago. We talk idly about nothing as we blow smoke into the stars until eventually it’s just you and me. I still have … Continue reading

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it ain’t pretty

Sometimes I’m surprised that I’m still surprised by some things. Like how I sometimes still expect and believe that certain things will all fall into place on their own. That certain things will all stay between the lines. Stay in … Continue reading

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