Wally Lamb Loves My Stories and I Am Dreaming

Although I have never been

a Good Sleeper I admire people who are

who can who do my friend Annie says

she sleeps when she hits the pillow

I hit the pillow and do not sleep think instead maybe I should

read a book and then I try and if I can’t

I play Words With Friends

but last night I slept for a while and dreamt

that Wally Lamb gave me a quote for my new

book of unlinked stories Boy Do I Love These Stories

he said and I did not ask him for more detail

for instance Why because I thought we could put his quote


and then I woke up and wondered if he actually would

love the stories or not and then by reason or miracle

maybe because these are still the Days of Awe I actually

went right back to sleep.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

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