In Any Corner

[podcast]http://www.washthebowl.com/wp-content/uploads//2009/08/inanycorner.mp3[/podcast] My father taught me it’s acceptable when outside to pee in any corner I find convenient, the only caveat, make sure no one is watching. Barely twelve when I received this liberating lesson, I often forgot the part about who might be watching, and one day the neighborhood crone and her sister caught me …

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New Years Eve

[podcast]http://www.washthebowl.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/newyearseve.mp3[/podcast] In the morning Dad would drag out a humongous blue kettle usually reserved to cook lobsters in, he’d cover the bottom with oil and cook what seemed to us kids like mountains of popcorn. The popcorn would fill 5 or 6 brown paper shopping bags that he would line up on the dinning room …

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Abandoned Child

[podcast]http://www.washthebowl.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/abandonedchild.mp3[/podcast] Abandoned child Starring out the window silence broken therapist asks what memories I have from growing up Swiveling  in my chair praying silently the burning in my throat the tears manifesting behind my bulging eyes will join memories long forgotten from years of denial fading deeply into unconsciousness. Memories flood of baby sitters parading …

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Susie-Q

[podcast]http://www.washthebowl.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/susieq.mp3[/podcast] Sitting in a corner bar wishing things had been different with you On my knee Randy the lush parodies  Marilyn Monroe, asking if I’ll buy her another drink Not wanting to feel those pesky lonely feelings I snap my fingers, for another round A Credence cover band blasts out a respectable Susie-Q I like …

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