Happy Thanks & Giving from The Juice Bar!!

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“Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself…then have an apple cider martini with cinnamon and sugar on the rim. Making the desserts first. Bourbon balls, bourbon cupcakes, pumpkin pie, and pecan bars. Then there’s the shoving of my arm elbow deep into a dead bird, then coating it with oil, which, in some Amish man’s head, is porn. White trash green beans (the dried onions are even cheddar this year, oh the humanity) and sour cream mashed potatoes. Rolls. Grape almond stuffing. The twins are making the homemade butter in Mason jars with heavy whipping cream and sea salt. And the gravy, always the gravy between us, Leonard…(Tips her hat to Virginia Woolf) Happy Thanksgiving to everyone I love, which is most of you, and to those I don’t, I’ll endeavor to find a way. A toast…to absent friends.”

Matthew Dickman

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from Mayakovsky’s Revolver

I keep thinking about the way
blackberries will make the mouth
of an eight year old look like he’s a ghost
that’s been shot in the face. In the dark I can see
my older brother walking through the tall brush
of his brain. I can see him standing
in the lobby of the hotel,
alone, crying along with the ice machine.

– Matthew Dickman

Library Girl presents Cat Stevens Tribute – at Ruskin Theatre – Tonight! 9/8/13

I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter,

but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.
– Cat Stevens

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