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June 28, 2017

Things Shouldn't Be So Hard — Kay Ryan

A life should leave
deep tracks:
ruts where she
went out and back
to get the mail
or move the hose
around the yard;
where she used to
stand before the sink,
a worn-out place;
beneath her hand
the china knobs
rubbed down to
white pastilles;
the switch she
used to feel for
in the dark
almost erased.
Her things should
keep her marks.
The passage
of a life should show;
it should abrade.
And when life stops,
a certain space—
however small—
should be left scarred
by the grand and
damaging parade.
Things shouldn't
be so hard.




June 28, 2017 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

Splinter Tweezers


Up to now I've used Tweezerman's iteration, but they're rather expensive ($12.50).

I had my Crack Research Team®© drill down and see if they could find a cheaper alternative.


Exploring iFixit they unearthed the beauty pictured up top.

A snip at $4.95.

June 28, 2017 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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