Tuesday, May 30, 2006,10:26 PM
birds take shelter
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birds take shelter-
rain drops gracefully bathe
the new grass
 
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Monday, May 29, 2006,11:21 PM
wild green vine
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wild green vines
choke a sickly maple-
hot summer air
 
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,10:59 PM
after a cold front
after a cold front
crashes through our hot land
I breath the mist-
a pair of newborn birds
lay dead in the wet grass
(No, these aren't the ones seen in the previous post.)
 
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Sunday, May 28, 2006,11:38 PM
nest on a low limb
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nest on a low limb
holds newborn robins
while wind blows through
my children loudly argue
about a basketball
 
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Saturday, May 27, 2006,10:27 PM
spring leaves early
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spring leaves early-
sounds of air conditioners
drown out the birds
 
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,10:23 PM
looking at maps
looking at maps
of places to go
before I die-
a flock of birds
fly over at sunset
 
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Friday, May 26, 2006,10:05 PM
leaves dance
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leaves dance in
rhythmic waves of wind-
flowers bloom to watch
 
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,5:25 PM
smelling flowers
smelling flowers-
to see your face again
I close my eyes
 
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Thursday, May 25, 2006,10:40 PM
aluminum bench
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aluminum bench
partially in the sun-
half hot, half cool
 
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,10:37 PM
sound of river boats
sound of river boats-
sitting alone late at night
in the dark
 
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Wednesday, May 24, 2006,10:49 PM
the sun hides
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the sun hides
behind a distant mountain-
tracks in the sky
 
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,10:12 PM
noticing
noticing that
a limb of an oak tree
has been cut down
stealing the shade from an
old moss-covered tombstone
 
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Tuesday, May 23, 2006,10:02 PM
kids and shoes
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kids and shoes
fill the playground-
smell of sunscreen
 
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Monday, May 22, 2006,10:15 PM
summer morning
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summer morning-
no need for shade
or long-sleeves
 
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,8:33 PM
remembering
remembering
happier days while
looking at pictures
of birthday parties-
thunder from a distance
 
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Sunday, May 21, 2006,11:11 PM
hearing children
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hearing children-
standing quietly at the
edge of a lake
 
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Saturday, May 20, 2006,11:49 PM
crickets and frogs (night 1)
crickets and frogs
loudly debate by a pond
under the stars
 
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,11:44 PM
unknown insect (night 2)
unknown insect
crawls on my paper
between words
 
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,11:40 PM
planet venus (night 3)
planet venus
quietly watches us
from a distance
 
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,12:22 AM
quietly sitting
quietly sitting
outside late at night
after a long day-
a car alarm far away
irritates the tired dogs
 
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,12:20 AM
sunset shadows
sunset shadows..
the heat slowly rises
to the moon
 
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Friday, May 19, 2006,10:03 AM
picking up a piece
picking up a piece
of trash in the play ground
after school-
a note sent home to remind
parents about yesterday
 
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Thursday, May 18, 2006,9:43 PM
up in the sky
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up in the sky-
unexpected balloons
fly by

(this really happened yesterday when I came home)
 
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Wednesday, May 17, 2006,10:01 PM
hearing-aid removed
hearing-aid removed-
thinking of the days
I had an earring
 
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,9:50 PM
The Power Of Prayer
This afternoon I was laying on a stretcher waiting for my surgery. It was supposed to start at 1:00 and it was 3:30.
Early, I had a CT scan to compare it with the one I had last week, so small amounts of my hair had been cut off to allow the nurse to put some rubber buttons everywhere for guidelines for the work.
I had thought (for a small moment) what it would be if the CT showed that the problem was gone, but a woman came in to "put me to sleep" and I knew that was it.
Before she gave me the shot, though, my doctor arrived and showed me the difference between last week's scan and today's -- all of the excess spinal fluid was gone! They didn't look like they were from the same person!
He thinks their was blockage in the tube and somehow it had worked out. I knew that I had felt much better the last few days, but I had no idea why.
He told me to get dressed and leave and come see him in two weeks and took me off the medicine. Not many people, I bet, get to walk out of that room!
Thank you all who prayed, because I'm convinced that it had a big part in this.
If my grammar is horrible, it's due to the fact that I'm dead tired and need sleep --- besides, I need to go to work tomorrow! :)
 
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Tuesday, May 16, 2006,11:41 PM
mockingbirds
mockingbirds
hop from tree to tree-
trading views
 
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,11:30 PM
today's the day
Well, today is the day. At 1 p.m. (central time) they are supposed to start the surgery. I'm ready for it to happen...
Thank so many of you for your prayers and thoughts. As soon as I get home I'll tell you about it. I hope it will be Thursday or Friday, but I know that it could be Saturday.
Guess I should go to bed for a while.
 
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Monday, May 15, 2006,10:27 PM
a trash can
a trash can
next to a picnic table
is overflown-
the sun reappears
reflecting off cans and flies
 
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,12:00 AM
thoughts of winter
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thoughts of winter
buried by may colors-
honeysuckle scent
 
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Sunday, May 14, 2006,11:54 PM
sitting in a park
siting in a park
holding the weight of the world
on his head
not seeing the flower
next to his foot
 
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Saturday, May 13, 2006,11:01 PM
watching the sky
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watching the sky
I forget who I am-
soaring sunlight

 
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,9:40 AM
News
I found out yesterday that my shunt is the problem and they will have to put in a new one (with a new tube). Monday they will find the edges of the old one in my head and hopefully will do the surgery Wednesday. It will take two doctors --- one on my head and one on my chest with the tube.
I will have to stay at the hospital one, maybe two nights. I'll also have to miss work for a week. (Only 3 left at school, so that's a mess)
It will be nice, though, to be able to stay awake and see again! My brain doesn't have much room left----
 
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Thursday, May 11, 2006,10:38 PM
thinking of you
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thinking of you
as I drive down the road
after a long day-
looking in the mirror
I see two sides of me

 
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,12:57 PM
spring noon
spring noon-
my cares are blown away
by the west wind
 
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Tuesday, May 09, 2006,8:40 PM
hearing the bumps
hearing the bumps
of the river barges-
cloudy night sky
 
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Monday, May 08, 2006,6:47 PM
The saga continues...
Thank you all for being concerned with my health -- it's frustrating now! Two weeks ago I started having headaches and my vision got blurry. I've seen 3 doctors and 2 of them said that my shunt isn't working right, but my brain surgeon said that he's not sure of that.
I've already had a eeg, x-ray, and an MRI -- Thursday I'll have a CT scan -- hopefully that will find the problem!
Oh, any of you that don't know, I had a hemorrhagic stroke 10 years ago and that's what brought the shunt ---- my vision is getting worse, but I'll try to keep working on my blog!!
Andrew
 
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Sunday, May 07, 2006,2:45 PM
semi-relief
semi-relief
semi-relief...
waiting for the doctor's news
while the world lives on
 
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Saturday, May 06, 2006,9:49 PM
silent music
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silent music
hangs on the wall-
I hum a tune
 
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,6:19 PM
a loud redneck dad
a loud redneck dad
bullies his son in the park-
cold Saturday
 
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Thursday, May 04, 2006,10:54 PM
water rushes by
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water rushes by
after a night of rain=
birds rebuild their nests
 
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Wednesday, May 03, 2006,10:19 PM
hearing rhythmic drones
hearing rhythmic drones
of trucks on the interstate-
peaceful lullaby
 
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,3:55 PM
clap of thunder
clap of thunder
makes you roll over
in our bed-
wondering if you still
dream about me
 
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Monday, May 01, 2006,8:30 PM
dreamy afternoon
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dreamy afternoon
in a cold mist-
lost in thoughts
 
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