Tag Archive | poetry

Names They Have Called Me

“What?” As a child, this was the most common response to telling someone my name. What was dispensed in a neutral tone for the first name. The second name most often skipped the what altogether for hard confusion, or laughter. Getting older and going to school, the relationship changed. Older people’s doting and affected surprise […]

You Are Not Alone, Again

Why be uncertain? Someone has gone before you. Even imagined time is real enough.

Michael Glawogger Has Died

The Austrian documentary film director Michael Glawogger died on April 22, 2014, a result of¬†misdiagnosed malaria on a film shoot in Liberia. He¬†was only 54. The news came to me only this week. In some places, news does not travel fast, and this is a comfort to me. It allows time for the news to […]