Tag Archives: Love

How The Times Have Changed Since We Were Lowercase

Uppercase L sat in her lobby, doing laundry and making lemon lasagna while she waited for her husband I to come home from his optometry practice. Her daughter, lowercase l, crept into the room as quietly as she could. “Hey, … Continue reading

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The Love of Mad Italians

I fear I am in love Not the good-willed love of the godly man Nor the sweet-home love of the couple grown old with care But the unhinged love of mad Italians That comes from nowhere And bursts in fireworks upon … Continue reading

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Forever Stamp

She works as a licker For a company too cheap To replace her with a machine Sealing envelopes by the hundreds each day When she comes home 2-cent stamps Fall from the folds of her dress like flower petals Her … Continue reading

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Romantic Cynicism and Cynical Romance

My friends ask me why I’m still single. Well…actually, they don’t, really. Not any more. I’ve given them enough half-truths and approximations over the years to satisfy them. I even believed most of my own explanations, at the time. “I … Continue reading

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Every Word Is True

Let me tell you a story Every word is true. I was on the bus, riding a third-class ticket to nowhere For a meeting with nobodies To discuss the declining value of our nothings When I saw her, across the … Continue reading

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Bah Humbug, Lovebirds

I told myself I wasn’t going to write a Valentine’s Day post, but I’ve got to write something or I’m going to lose all this momentum I’ve built up blogging the past couple weeks, and I’m running out of ideas … Continue reading

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It Would Be A Shame To Waste All This Romance

Beneath my carefully-molded exterior of sarcastic cynicism beats the heart of a poet and sappy sentimentalist, as some of you may already know. Thus, despite being a virgin, I have given a surprising amount of thought about my wedding night. … Continue reading

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