• Posts Tagged ‘allergies’

    allergies and acceptance

    by  • February 8, 2012 • Uncategorized • 3 Comments

    If you press me, I’ll tell you my favorite Paul Simon record is one of his least known: Hearts and Bones. I’m in the minority because it’s his least known record, I think, other than the soundtrack from his Broadway show. Nevertheless, it’s one I can listen to over and over. I thought about...

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    lenten journal: stormy weather

    by  • April 9, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    it is a dark and stormy night the sky is angryflashing and bellowingyet refusing to dissolve into tears and weep its wayinto ushering in the dawnour middle schnauzerruns under the bed at the first sound of thunderI’m typing in the darkto better see the light showtrying to beat the deadline imposed by my itchy...

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    lenten journal: question

    by  • April 5, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    allergies are never mentionedin any of the gospel storiesno one called out to Jesusto ask for sinus reliefeven in the desert’s dust with my head as stuffedas a dorm dirty clothes bagand aware of the gatheringpollen storm I understandthe question – who sinned that this man should be this way? Peace,Milton

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    lenten journal: allergic reaction

    by  • March 18, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    “Works of art are not born in flashes of the imagination, but in daily fidelity.” — Albert Camus (quoted in Stephen Dunn’s Walking Light) The beginning of pollen season is killing me here. I found the above quote as I was reading Dunn’s book and waiting until it was time to take my next...

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    by  • February 18, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    “Where do allergies go when it’s after the show and they want to find something to eat?” — Paul Simon, “Allergies” allergies as best I understandthe reason my eyesare red and puffyand my nose stuffyis my body is tryingto protect me frombad things in the aira knee-jerk responseshutting down myair ways and blurringmy vision...

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    advent journal: allergic reaction

    by  • December 3, 2010 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    they catch me coming and goingmy eyes itch my sinuses clog like an old drainwhether the treesare buddingor the leavesare taking theirparting shoton their wayto deathhow can something as simple ascoming and goingbudding and fallingcause so muchpain and discomfortin the midst ofbeauty and color? I think I’m stilltalking about leaves. Peace,Milton

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