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THE NINTH CIRCLE

THE NINTH CIRCLE                 The small child with a young man’s voice whispered in my head as he weaved closer, “I’ve come for you.” ************** It came on with the sun at its zenith on a clear July day. I … Continue reading

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STOPPING

Murmuring voices, rattling instruments, coughs, and the undertow of disinfectant weakens, sloughs into a muted distance. Appalling blackness metastasizes. My wife recedes down a lengthening tunnel. Something is terribly wrong. ************** I arrived with Judie in the emergency room about … Continue reading

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DECEITFUL MEMORIES

DECEITFUL MEMORIES I was second in line. Ahead of me was a thin, angular woman wearing a calf length brown winter coat. Wool, I suspected, slightly frayed at the hemline, and looking like it had protected her through many Chicago … Continue reading

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WHAT ARE YA, BLIND?

I was walking with my friend Eytan through our village park on the Hudson River just north of Manhattan on a winter limned October afternoon. Heading for our cars with our two boys walking ahead of us we passed through … Continue reading

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