Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

March 31, 2021
by jenniferpuryear

Halfinated and It Feels So Good

“All is swell here, I’m halfinated,” my friend Don texted last week – and I think he’s come up with the cleverest word I’ve heard in a long time. They’re giving out shots like candy in Georgia where my daughters live. Both girls – in their 20s – are now halfinated. As are more and more people I know. My friend Carrington came over a …

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March 21, 2021
by jenniferpuryear

Sunday Morning Special: A Fever Dream; a Hymn

Yesterday in a fever dream I walked through a forest of strawberry cream –  lay down upon a petal bed – swiftly sinking… sinking, sleeping… sleeping, walking… walking, waking… among the hellebores who hissed with dragon tongues and cursed me.  Now – running – stumbling – falling – tumbling – into the bamboo forest – where possums and lions and even coyotes haunt and torment. Lost – …

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