august, die she must

Page Eighty-eight

1. Tuesday 3 August 2010

          Stovie            all the ways you were cheated

                                March 1997 – Tues 1 Aug 2000

           Chani, China, Sammy, Elliot     Tues 7 Aug 1991  lá an-sóna

2. Friday 6 August 2010

                           Zoë, Bruce, Spot, Blaise, Chloë and Shiloh

                                            Thursday 7 August 1992

                                                      lá an-sóna: aris

              W. Philip S.        12 March 1956 — Friday 7 Aug 2009

3. Wednesday 11 August 2010

                    Jay-Jay     her bluebird of happiness, once

                                     1980  —  11 august 1997

                    Mó Bhríd            lighter of bulbs and chimeringer

                        sat  11 aug 2001  —  the theft on 9 july 2003

                   Cinnamon         the unusual voice of spice

                        1991  —  friday 11 aug 1997

4. Wednesday 18 August 2010

                           Louise B.  —————   1950 — 18 Aug 2007

5. Friday 21 Aug 2010

        Toblerone Macaroni Baloney     best dad, best hubby

                              Dec 1990  —  Thurs 21 Aug 2003

6. Tuesday 24 Aug 2010

                           Cíaran       6 Oct 1996  —  24 Aug 1998

                                             gentle brother

             25 August 1985  —  We move from Amherst to Turners Falls. The

             most colossal mistake I ever made, bar none.  A descent into malignant

             ignorance and meanness unmatched by any other I’d ever seen.  A mistake

             that cost me, though it took many years, everything that I lived for.

 

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july, she will fly

Page Eighty-two

1. Thursday 1 July 2010

                     Wednesday 2 July 2003  — darkest dark, which

                         lightened again, for a while. Tá brón orm.

                     Wednesday 2 July 2008 — Love and murder

                     Wednesday 4 July 2007  — no more fireworks

           Jasper          1991  —  3 July 1996

                      you must have been cold there in his shadow

2.    thursday 8 july 2010    

            Smaointe           1994  —  7 July 1996

                smaointe ar an lá, raibh sibh ar mo thaodh

           Pigeon         ooh-óoh-ooh

                1996 — 7 July 2003

      3. Monday 12 July 2010

             Marlena        wie einst, lili marlen     1976 – 8 July 1978

                      Monday 14 July 2003  —  one of the happiest days

                                           of my largely tenuous life

          Tammi         how brave, how strong, how happy

                                            Oct 1994 – Sat 8 July 2006

          Bríd       the goddess who rings the chimes

                                            12 august 2001 — 9 july 2003

4. Tuesday 13 July 2010

                    Tuesday 15 July 2003  —  yet another one of the happiest

                    days of my life.  two in a row, and rarer than gold.

            Catfish          thank you, thank you, teeny one

                                            1988 — 15 july 1998

5. Wednesday 14 July 2010

                           15 July 1991  — more children for Romi and Juliet

6. Friday 16 July 2010

                          Sat 15 July 2006  — the day of batling. how much

                          to love, how much to learn, in one small day.

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                        And on the same day, the mafia-chick bulldozed

                        into our lives. I couldn’t know that that cheap-

                       looking bitch in the white chariot was going to

                       mean the end of my life. Diabolically paradoxical,

                       how one single set of 24 hours can contain both so

                       much love and beauty, and so much ugliness

                       and evil.

7. Tuesday 20 July 2010

          Jake          methuselah of cockatiels; doodle-o

                             1990 — Tuesday 20 July 2004

          Friday 20 July 2007  — the last doggie birthday we had

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   Brian, Bror, Brainse, Brittany, Brigid, Braon (poor breathless one)

Tuesday 20 July 1999 — when Brainse? when Mishi? Diarrhea mouths

won’t tell. Braon until Sat 19 Feb 2005. All of our lives changed on the

   day you were born. Thank you for the change.

 

        (july 22 happy ten months old to the petty dictator shiloh-chailin)

8. Friday 23 July 2010

          Saturday 26 July 2008, I’m told about my grandfather.

          First by a “therapist”  (how the hell did HE know?), and

          then by Matthew Lacoy.

9. Wednesday 28 July 2010

          Chani          in the grass grown long and green

                     7 Aug 1991 — Wed 28 July 1993

          Friday 13 July 2007 — de duivel, de zwarte duivel lachte

10. Friday 30 July 2010

          Cinnamon      bird of spice, all differences accepted

                                     1991 — Friday 11 July 1997

 

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may it be that i join you

 Page Seventy-three

1. Tuesday 4 May 2010

     Zachary….   funny toes, zachariah

            spring 1995 – tuesday 1 may 2001

     Sugar….   come to the canal with me this once

             april 1991 to friday 2 may 1997

    Zoë….   twisted pinto sister

              thursday 7 august 1992 to wednesday 3 may 1995

3. Monday 10 May 2010

      Peter II….   so soon, so soon the day is gone

               fall 1982 to mother’s day 1983

     Juliana….   juliane kar dansk?

              2001 – 9 may 2003

      Sadie Andrews Field….       I just know…

              1890  –  8 may 1988

4. Tuesday 18 May 2010

        Silky…  why not a guinea pig for a pal

                fall 1987  –  15 may 1989

      A brand-new robin….    Sunday 16 May 2010     

                  mea maxima culpa, tá brón orm

      Groucho….   ‘you’ll never know he’s around, dad’

                  Dec 1974 to 18 May 1990

      Here’s the future on a lucky plate, the day you say you graduate

                          Sunday 18 May 1975, Boston University

5. Monday 24 May 2010

     Monday 28 May 2007 ~~   The last Memorial Day of my own life

                                       the last with my animals

6. Wednesday 26 May 2010

      Wednesday 28 May 1997 — the hell years begin

      Matthäus….   if a picture paints 1000 words

                fall 1974 – 31 May 1978     

      Smoky….   start of the western mass family

                1984 – 31 May 1988

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april, come she will

Page Sixty-seven

1. Tuesday 6 April 2010, Turners

     Tari     the feisty sister

                 25 December 1991 – Fri 4 April 1997

     Saturday 3 April 2008   My animals and I moved onto the property

               of the deranged professional woman who would

                                           destroy us    

2. Friday 16 April 2010, TF

              Antoinetti     determined, lovely amputee

                     April 1991 – Tuesday 15 April 1998  

3. Friday 23 April 2010

             Coco     reduplicated innocence, happiness

                                    1995 – Sat 12 April 1996

             Melvin      orange and big and got along with m.

                        born 1976; moved 1977; died 25 april 1978

4. Friday 30 April 2010

             Mugsy got out of jail on Friday 30 April 1999

            one of the happiest days of my life, and of his

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march winds

Page Sixty

1. Saturday 6 March 2010, Greenfield

     Tessie       mother and love and wife

          25 Dec 1990 to Tues 7 March 2000

     Gretel fish       gold flame, gold grace

                            7 March 1998

2. Tuesday 9 March 2010, Turners

    At noon, I and my family were evicted from our home for no legally valid reason, on

    Tuesday 11 March, 2008, in Turners Fails.

3. Monday 22 March, 2010, Turners

     Shiloh       grandma-girl, tap-drinker, peek-a-boo

                  7 August 1992 – 24 March 2008

     Chan         a spy, a skinny glutton, a good cousin

                 17 January 1996 – 24 March 2008

     Ziidjian    the king, the scar on my hand that’s all I have

               17 January 1996 – 24 March  2008

     These three cats, (2 brothers, all 3 cousins) were killed by the

     animal “shelter” in Greenfield on Monday 24 March 2008, only

     two weeks after the eviction. Chan was killed, I was told, be-

     cause he “wasn’t very friendly.”   Though I asked, I wasn’t

     allowed to know who had killed them, who had cremated

     them, and where their ashes ended up.

4.  26 march 2010

     china…    tá brón mór orm

               7 august 1991 to 26 march 1992

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Ianua, the door

Page Forty-five

Turners Frauds

1. Tuesday 5 January 2010

    FROSTY  snowman and father extraordinaire

                       Tuesday 6 January 1998

2. Friday 8  January 2010

    SÍLE  irish wee finch, tá mé go brón

                       Saturday 9 January 1999

3. Wednesday 20 January 2010, Turners

    Chailin, Ziidjian, Chan  stolen and murdered

                        after 12 years

             born Wednesday 17 January 1996

    Ginger        the white-star-forehead girl

                 1991 – 17 january 1998

4. Saturday 30 Jan 2010, Greenfield

          Edmund Arthur Constantine Nakis

                   1939 – Sun 31 January 1999

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When comes a new October

Page Thirty-two

1. Turners Falls  10:15 a.m., Thurs 1 Oct 2009

    LIAM   grateful, content, a helper, a star

             15 May 1996  —  Thurs 3 Oct 2002    Bí liom

   Elizabeth Tillson Motz    why so much trouble

             5 March 1939 – Thurs 3 Oct 1991

2. Greenfield  11:01 a.m., Sat 10 Oct 2009

     Séamas, Seán, Caibhan, Cíaran, Áine: born

                     Mon 7 Oct 1996

    MAMAN  keeper of the hearth, cricket hunter

             Sun 9 Oct 1994     

    GOOSIE  boss of all the ducks, bringer of swans

                         Fri 10 Oct 2008

     SEAMAS  beautiful Irish boy: tá brón orm

                   Mon 7 Oct 1996  —  Mon 11 Oct 1999

3.  Turners Falls, Wed 14 Oct 09, 10:40 a.m.

      KIMMY    the first boy October, leaf  boy

               Thurs 14 Oct 1993

      TINA       the fine wife, the calico

               Sat 16 Oct 1999  

4Friday 23 Oct 2009

     RABBIT    mother of angels; I’m sorry

                            Fri 25 Oct 1996

     PETER 3     arrives Sat 26 October 1996

       SEAN     one of her sons, her angels

       Mon 7 Oct 1996  —   Sun 28 Oct 2001   

       TAMMI and TUUSCHI    loving always

                               born 24 Oct 1994   

  5. Sat 31 October 2009

       LEO        the exact opposite of a lion; I’m sorry

                  Saturday 31 Oct 1998

       Shiloh-Chailin        five weeks old, embarking on what?

                  arrived Saturday 31 Oct 2009 

 

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