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Embarrassingly Old Work: Personal Narrative: I am a Standup Comedian – From 2004

I am a standup comedian.If you say, “tell me a joke,” I will not. I will instead say something witty like, “your future.” That’s the answer I give almost everyone. Because almost everyone asks me to tell them a joke. … Continue reading

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Embarrassingly Old Work: Poetry: Tuning In – From 2002

TV on. Children silent.An escape from worlds around us.And then the worlds would descend.And condescend.A mother’s voice telling her children what she thought was best.Eat your vegetables.Do your homework.Finish your chores.All we heard was static.The drone, the buzz, the flicker.Dimming … Continue reading

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Embarrassingly Old Work: Poetry: Daddy’s Little Girl – From 2002

My child, is it trueYou’re attracted to boys?Then it’s time to grow up!Time to pack up your toys!Your mother just spokeOf the boy you are thinking.Pretty soon you’ll be outAll night, smoking and drinking.Dad will help you prepareFor your very … Continue reading

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