THE PARAGON JOURNAL BLOG 

April 1, 2018

Where I come from

Tea cups clinked in saucers with all that was left unsaid.

No hints at all in the fabrics,

The itchy horsehair piano seat from a German great-grandmother,

Frilly organdy letting in light from the “laced-curtained Irish” side.

Imported memories, cups of “El...

March 31, 2018

It’s as easy as falling off the roof,

All rainbows and unicorns, charm bracelets,

Birthday candles, and sprinkle-topped cupcakes.

The blood comes with no message, amusement park style,

Full-body Tilt-A-Whirls, Scramblers, 

Hormonal Roller Coaster drops and curves,

The Fun Ho...

March 30, 2018

Let’s get drunk on something and shoot the gun.

Blow our troubles away

In a blanket of black snow.

Pack shots

By our hips, our groins, our hearts, our Achilles tendons.

Silver bullets and black powder,

Shouting, “Invincible”,

Shouting, “Now!”

Shoot first and grow tall in the e...

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