Why I want you to stay the same but you won’t

I’ve discovered that it’s wise to go ahead and mourn the death of the person you love while you’re still holding them in your arms so that, when they do die or walk away from you, you don’t want to die yourself orย go chasing senselessly after them.

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A Sad Dream, Some Happy News

When Bruster began to sink, I grabbed onto his 95 pound body with both of my hands, wrapping my arms tightly around his chest, and then I watched in horror as we — pulled by the evening tide — began washing further and further away from the city.

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Bidding on everything and singing for cute old people

At 5:20 PM yesterday, Charlie was lugging an amplifier up the external, metal staircase, and I was tagging along behind him with a guitar in my left hand and music binder in my right arm. After settling into the 2nd story event room at Avondale Brewery — connecting cables, tuning strings, and testing sound levels […]

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What’s Up, Doc: Jace Visits a Therapist

“So,” the therapist consulted her notes, tapping her pen lightly on the edge of a page, “the person who knows and understands you best is YOU?”

“Yep,” I nodded. “Who the fuck else, you know?”

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What makes me forget to eat

There’s no sense in asking it to leave, because it’s a one-way conversation, where I can hear everything it says but it registers nothing I say. Some days, we carry on together for miles… at other times, for mere minutes.ย 

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Thoughts on Sickness and Travel

What’s the end goal in all of this? A happy retirement billions of years from now where, on a monotonous loop, you drag your aching, breaking bones from the bedroom to the kitchen each day and binge watch The Price is Right reruns on Gameshow Network?

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