PRECIOUS MEMORIES Walking with my sister and brother-in-law On a winter evening Admiring the neighborhood’s Christmas decorating prowess Sweet. After about ten minutes my sister says Why does everything look so dark? Turns out she’s wearing sunglasses, not her regular glasses. You’re ready for assisted living her husband says. ON THE LONGEST PUBLIC FISHING PIER ON THE CALIFORNIA COASTLINE Seagulls struggle with body image, Like they’re competing for an international crown, Jealous of and shamed by All the long lenses and phones focused on the pelicans. Everybody’s a YouTube star. Somebody says. A DREAM BASED ON A TRUE STORY, WITH ALMOST ZERO DISTORTION Coming from not really having money We bought when it was The time to buy We sold when it was The time to sell. It sounds like a cliche for a reason. I’ve never enjoyed a challenge Or thrived on adversity. Things are tough enough.
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