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VERNON WARING : SAD-SWEET
VERNON WARING : Cursive

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VERNON WARING
SAD-SWEET

What then shall they discuss? The sad-sweet months when they trekked through Europe, those hot nights when they made love inside a canvas tent or the untimely death of a mother an ocean away? Nature, love, poetry, art, old snapshots, a seance that scared them so many years ago or that draft of an old will found in a long-forgotten trunk in the attic? Maybe they'll set aside their memories and tasks, let nostalgia drift away like an absentminded ghost or uninvited guest. All their energies should rise to a final nervous pitch when they raise their glasses high and wet their arid lips.

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VERNON WARING
Cursive

her mother called her a textbook virgo, levelheaded, organized, practical and every spare moment she had was spent writing most of it was hopeful... possibilities outlined neatly on elite paper stock - serious poems to be submitted to editors, poems to celebrate special occasions, outlines of plots for short stories she planned to write her personal writings were deeper, sadder she wrote reams in a daily journal about troubled relationships, tiffs with her husband and kids, her competitive sister, each comment meticulously penned in an elegant flowing manner but that final note she left was the shocker, written in a freakishly jumpy, shaky hand, overly loopy, jagged, a note on cheesy motel stationery, filled with longing, with despair, words spewing out of her pen, out of control words scrawled far from home, the solitary writer engaged in an emotional seizure, facing her phantoms alone and losing

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