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Come Write with Us! All are welcome!

  • Nov 29, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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We will probably be at a large table in the back of the cafe.  There is parking behind the restaurant accessed via McKinley Street.  Bread and Chocolate is served by the L2 bus.  It is a 15 minute walk from the Friendship Heights Metro along Western Avenue to McKinley Street. Please bring enough copies so that we can read along with you and make notes.

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    Slowly things are improving. I write poetry as I watch the season stretch from fall into winter. Not my favorite season. Here is a poem perhaps expressing my standstill...

    21 defeated gestures

    Cause I become the night effect
    And that which falls always
    Apart from pain is the memory
    Of this which is and that insists
    But I am at the edge of comfort
    And at the end of the long line of fear
    Loss meaningless and gain discomfort;

    Cause I know the day is lost
    Tomorrows have lessened their demand
    And the moments before and after
    Have fallen in the hopeless gap of what is
    Lost in the place found in a storm
    Patience pretends to gift gratitude
    But necessity tumbles pushing me from here to here;

    This story is a frame-less vista
    Without a convincing background
    Or an adequate reason for existence
    Meanwhile all the gossip points to an outcome
    That is neither desirable nor undesirable
    Sitting calmly in conversation with the opposition
    Demanding less and receiving nothing.

    November 23, 2012

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