Monday, July 26, 2010


As of today, July 26th, 2010, I am OFFICIALLY ON THE TRANSPLANT LIST!!! The next step is just to wait and see what happens. Liz and I have also been enrolled in the Paired Donor Exchange as of today, and since they really want Liz's kidney, they'll work even harder to find someone who is a match with me. I kind of hope the PDE works out... it's a little weird to "hope" someone doesn't make it so that I can have their organ. I suppose it's just the wheel of the world. Nonetheless, I am very excited and happy and relieved to finally be on the list. It won't be soon before long that things will be happening. Today is a good day.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


I've been writing a lot lately; I don't know why this has suddenly begun. I've been writing poorly lately too, but then again, I don't know if I ever was actually writing particularly well to begin with. What follows are a few of the things I've turned out. Probably not the best, but definitely not the worst.


Drunken nights involving no liquor
keep me awake as my
imagination runs wild with
unlikely romantic notions.
Sensibility slinks in and hisses:
This life is not a romantic comedy.
There will be no grand declarations
of love. No last-minute-do-or-die
chases to the airport, no undying
adoration after only a weeks time.
The real-life duo of HeartBreak
and Bitter Disappointment are
sure to make a scene and
teach me what it really means
to burn when he sweeps
in and sets fire to my soul.

Poem for A Friend

I am at a stand still-
inspire me to motion.
Use your verbs, your
thoughts, your tongue,
your soul.
With the Aztec sun
behind you-
the unjammed highway
the stream without a dam
the vein without a clot
my heart that nearly stopped.
Become my heart that hasn't stopped.