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Joey Mendoza

I couldn’t get there. I was chest to the ground on a dirt-cheap motel deck. I’d dropped to that position because I’d heard the sound of death ring out 5 or 6 times. I knew it was gunfire. I knew … Continue reading

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The Grieving Process Has No Rules

The grieving process has no rules. Break-ups, failures, and death hit us all differently. Those intense feelings of loss are hard to deal with. Some of us put it off until we’re alone in dark rooms, hiding emotions from family, … Continue reading

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Bad Habits & Lies

I’ll never be a martyr, even if death comes too soon, in defense of a child, or an idealistic stand for human rights. My death will be forgotten, written away on a tombstone, with capital letters and gregorian dates. I’d … Continue reading

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Candles

I sit in cemeteries sometimes, watching leaves fall, lighting candles on graves. It used to be a face-my-fears, let the goose bumps crawl kind of experience. I’d force myself to go because it was the closest I could get to … Continue reading

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Friend

I made a friend amongst the trees. In the needles and the leaves, In the earth that hides the roots I found a friend. I was sitting by the campfire, singing songs about my youth, when I stopped to ask … Continue reading

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A Message from Mitch

It always scares the shit out me. I fight it for hours, denying the truth… writing it off to delusional tendencies. My new theory is early onset alzheimer’s. It’s easier to accept the looney bin if the cause is something … Continue reading

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