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A Life With Words ...

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A Life With Words ...

In like a lion, out like a lamb. Or something like that.

Thanks to Open Book Toronto for keeping the faith with this site and so much more. Thanks for trusting me to file blogs without so much as a drug test or a criminal record search. See you on the shelf, face-out ...

i always wanted

a life with words –

to fish for,

catch and

release them

and sometimes maybe

keep the good ones

for myself.

to count myself lucky

among workers

who understand the weight

of the steel chisel

and lift it yet

to etch our stones

first thing in the morning.

to keep this place where

even the smallest


is better

than no word

at all.

-- cb

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C.B. Forrest is the author of the literary crime novels The Weight of Stones and Slow Recoil.

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