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Ups and Downs

we all have our ups and downs enjoyed in lesser detail on the upswing and greater granularity on the corresponding and subsequent regress to various terrors the trick is to not obsess and get conned into the notion of a salvation delivered by the hand of some Babylonian phantom all you gotta do is put 2 and 2 together though finding a 2 that is worth a nickel could take you an entire youth and middle age just to get the broken pieces lined up into a mosaic resembling tomorrow minus the short circuit spitting sparks and the usual fluidity of meaning which will curse your attention until all air has leaked from the tire until a burst of ketchup feeds the dingo chorus with a mustard happy face smiling bright down upon the tree stumps and grave stones and we all light our farts around the camp fire to keep our metabolism from turning to Jell-O so that we can complete the assignment of exceeding every limit and coming back alive In my case they recovered a hand and an eye after an encounter with an interstate hauler with a load of maniacal rodents destined for mad Dr. Belknap's zoological mystery garden Belknap perpetually mourned the loss of spring and funneled his urge for diemortality as he termed it into a series of vocal exercises that often found their way into print but his maps were tatters continents ground away by betrayal and the elusive conclusion that there was a price pegged to the free fall of a banker's dollar which put a gun to the head of every citizen the shadows were thick with ignorance and the tapping telegraphs tremorous when the arch culprit hopped the Cannonball Express a Wall St. carte blanche under one arm and a refrigerated carton of celestial telepathy under the other in an act of subtle befuddlement me and the banshee boys waylaid him in the struggle from birth to now and I wear his watch around my neck so he feels every swallow

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Date: 9/27/2019 1:18:00 PM
Hello Walter Alter, yes life has its up's and down's, everyone has them. It is hard to be around a person that is very sick. You must be there for them and be strong. have a nice day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 9/30/2019 11:55:00 AM
Hello Walter, I wish you the same. Have a nice day my friend.
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Walter Alter
Date: 9/27/2019 4:21:00 PM
Thank you, Darlene. Wishing you strength and insight.