E2, Brute?

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slowly letting go before my fingers
have to to be pried open one by one
already grown used to the familiar grip

walking beside the familiar path
pointedly avoiding old footprints
pretending this time it leads elsewhere

a little older, a little wiser, eyes open a little wider
stepping off this road before the same end
until the next time when we try again
until the next time when we try again


American character actor Michael Emmet Walsh (March 22, 1935 —) has the distinction of being among a special class of SAG members in Hollywood, one that I'm not sure there's a name for but which critics have recognized. He used to be in that group of "actors whose names you don't know but you recognize them immediately", but he's so remarkably talented that, in my opinion, he transcended that group many decades back. Harry Dean Stanton was in this

The city of Portland, Oregon came to be known as "Stumptown" during a period of rapid population growth following 1847 and continuing through the turn of the century. Though Portland would not be formally incorporated as a city until 1851 and Oregon did not achieve statehood until 1859, the town and territory were beset by thousands of pioneers every year taking the well-established Oregon Trail, many seeking their fortunes following the California Gold Rush in 1849

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