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No TV During Dinner

The white slats are pretty, glorious, and dignified.
Do not close the shades.
The painted lines are clean and sharp.

A row of skinny trees is battle-scarred by lightning,
done in by hundreds of violent strikes.
They are scraggly like quilts.
Town homes, shaded, are for normies,
sick homes, plastic homes, fake homes.
Big dips and lush green
swing with wind and hired motors.

Volume shall not be > 50.
I will be dead in two months
Only one smoke allowed per break.
No lounging or sleeping on couches.

Held in locked place, arm bands and leg straps,
measuring sickness.

 

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  1. #1 by Evelyn on March 20, 2011 - 6:51 pm

    only 3 posts today?
    lazy. ha!
    “Town homes, shaded, are for normies.”
    best line ever! normies!!

    • #2 by Carl on March 20, 2011 - 9:04 pm

      Who is counting, MadPosterWoman? It’s nice not to be a normie sometimes.

      • #3 by Evelyn on March 21, 2011 - 7:05 am

        Thank God.
        I’d hate to think if normies had the market cornered on nice bein’….
        ha! MadPosterWoman…
        Im just trying to keep up with you!

        • #4 by Carl on March 21, 2011 - 7:41 am

          Well then, slow down because I’m trying to keep up with you…

          • #5 by Evelyn on March 21, 2011 - 9:51 am

            celexa demands more writing!
            hyper hyper hyper!

  2. #6 by davidadams281 on March 20, 2011 - 7:22 pm

    Very introspective.

    Your blog seems like it’s very cathartic for you. I hope it is and I wish you well in your battle against depression. It’s the same reason I made mine. Although, I like the way yours seems to be a stream of consciousness in your writing style.

    If you want a different perspective for dealing with your depression, I’d encourage you to check out my site. If nothing else, it might lend a tip or two.

    Cheers,
    David
    http://www.allthingsdepression.com

    • #7 by Carl on March 20, 2011 - 9:07 pm

      David,
      Thank you for your comment. It is very cathartic for me, and recently, I have been more interested in fiction and poetry, but I might get back to the essay work, dealing with this in a non-fiction manner.

      I checked out your site and you are doing a fine job from what I can see. It is wonderful when people can get information like that and it is in a language that is understandable.

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