Table of Contents for This Clumsy Living


Twenty-three windows
Twins
3
Absolution
4
Grooming
6
Reparations
8
Her my body
9
The busy days of my nights
12
A poem with a poem in its belly
13
Team effort
14
Elsewhere
15
The collector
16
Waiting for my foot to ring
17
Duh
19
Singe
21
War story
23
Twenty-eight fathers
Odyssey
27
My career as a director
28
My iron age
31
My new neighbor
35
My faith-based initiative
37
Happy anniversary
42
A letter: the Genesis poem
44
Twenty-one rivers
In Michael Robins's class minus one
49
Two living wills
50
ROTC
52
Switching to deer time
54
Solstice: voyeur
57
Documenting a decision
58
Thirty-three skies
Angels of mercy
65
Failures in meditation
66
The new math
68
Physical
69
A theory of art as respiration
70
Thirty-two dreams
The personal touch
79
My last factory job
80
Beasts
82
Green on the day
86
Full flight
88
Peoria
90
Theoretical love
92
The active reader
94
Spam leaves an aftertaste
96
My ever after
98
Acknowledgments 101