Chapin City Blues

Writing is writing whether done for duty, profit, or fun.

New Introduction I made a conscious decision scheduling this post for the tail-end of Pride Month. For starters, today is Pride Day. It just seemed appropriate for the post. I chose today because it feels that everyone makes the bigger deal at the beginning of June. That’s when we see the most corporate marketing for …

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I’m often drawn to the works of Andrea Gibson. Perhaps it’s because I’m a closeted romantic. Although, if I’m a closeted anything it’s not a romantic. Just ask any of my ex-girlfriends and former love interests. It’s just that their ability to sketch emotions, craft pictures with their words has been something I have been …

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“The Hill We Climb” by Amanda Gorman “Fight for Love” by Andrea Gibson “To Elsie” by William Carlos Williams “A Life of Errands” by Leonard Cohen “American Arithmetic” by Natalie Diaz “In the Event of My Demise” by Tupac Amaru Shakur “Love Calls Us to the Things of This World” by Richard Wilbur “Grief Calls …

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Once again: “Your Life” by Andrea Gibson “I Carry Your Heart with Me” by e.e. cummings “Explaining My Depression to My Mother” by Sabrina Benaim “Ohm” by Saul Williams “Why are Muslims So…” by Sakila & Hawa “14 Lines from Love Letters or Suicide Notes” by Doc Luben “Some Things You Need to Know Before …

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Because it’s April and because April is National Poetry Month and because public libraries (mine included) are closing all around the country because of the pandemic, I’m going to try something different this month. A poem a day. Nothing by me.* Because Rick Astley took up yesterday’s post, I will post two today – one …

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