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I have multiple owies!

So, I was going to post something about writing, but most of today has been spent just trying to get through it without falling over – again. On my way into work this morning, I stepped into a wee, stealthy pothole outside of the Hoboken terminal, and promptly pitched onto the pavement. The damage? Small cuts and bruises on both palms, bruises and swelling on both knees, and a rather spectacular swath of chewed-up skin on the left knee. The worst part was laying on the filthy pavement, watching my precious, precious coffee spill all over as it rolled away from me. Noooooo! Well, actually, the worst part was suddenly realizing this evening via a small voice in my ear – er, which would be my mother, scolding me on the phone – that I need to get a tetanus shot, because my knee and palms hit water-covered pavement that was so filthy, it was probably the equivalent of diving into a septic tank. So that’s what’s on the table for tomorrow – that is, once I get up and start screaming from all the aches and pains that will have finally manifested throughout my body during the night. And also assuming the spiders don’t first catch the scent of my blood, aaaaaand I’m not even going to finish that thought, and instead pray that Herbert protects me from my many snack-happy arachnid guests. I guess I should just be glad I didn’t knock my teeth out. The hillbilly look doesn’t work for me. Or maybe it works a little too well…

Oh, yeah: still writing. Still working on the novel. Oh, and the heat is out in the apartment again. God DAMN, my life is good.

Originally published at Livia Llewellyn. You can comment here or there.

Marine Autumn

I owe you marine autumn
With dankness at its roots
and fog like a grape
and the graceful sun of the country;
and the silent space
in which sorrows lose themselves
and only the bright crown
of joy comes to the surface.

--Pablo Neruda.

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