Youngest of eight, not

surprisingly Latin, but

acting the part of

charmed American high school

romantic well past your teen

years, your heart,

full of music and

movies, great ideas, and

now one of

the top three fathers

in Durham, if not

North Carolina, you gave

up your shot for a

while, but it’s time to regain

your place amongst unchained


Your back burner done

burnt the pot through, starting a

fire in your

brain that no hose can

put out.  Much

more of this self-denial

could be the

cause of permanent



Huh?  You? No longer giving

A rat’s ass

About your own voice?

Please say it ain’t so!

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