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alslaff

Poet, Writer, US Army (Retired)

I dreamed of writing when I was a youngster. The love of books and writing may have helped to dull the pain of severe sexual abuse as I was sexually abused by two men at my father’s place of work from age 8 to 12 or so. I learned about this for the first time when I was 50 years old. So, as a boy, reading was the only place I had to go to. My fantasy world was better and safer than my real world. I loved reading and writing.
Reading books and writing poetry are a joy to me still and are an important part of my life. (See my About Me page on my blog for the complete profile.)

Impromptu


all it took was an impromptu lunch love and a short nap to remind us once again that ours is a love for always not simply an impromptu love subject to a change in the weather or the news of an earthquake here or there or anywhere

Every Song of My Heart


Over three weeks ago when the house was quiet it seemed like the earth stood still, my pens and my keyboard were silenced by a deep conviction to wait; so all of my writing was on hold. Worse, my life was hold as well since she had to be away for two […]

Odds and Ends No. 75


what is it about a hot cup of tea in the afternoon when all seems lost earlier today I was so very tired that I couldn’t chew the gum on my desk I mean I don’t chew a lot of gum by any means but I couldn’t she on the […]

And Time


in between storms the trees bend and sway the howl of the wind is more than that it is like the rush of a subway express train passing through a station in a moment stirring the air and shaking my diaphragm shattering my thoughts I walked back up the gravel and […]

Odds and Ends No. 74


When my readers break, wear out, or fall apart, I order a box of three pairs for me and a box for her. I need them to shave and see the computer screen; she needs them for reading. My remaining old pair of glasses is in the loft bath- room. I […]