Shorthand autobiography

February 2, 2009
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I was expected by death
the first day of my life.
I moved to Texas
and survived my first earthquake.

Chance found me in Europe
where I beat death three times more
to the unlucky pneumonia.
I have been everywhere
and lost anywhere you can think of.

I want to be an explorer.
I love to eat kosher.Each Jewish holiday
my family makes a feast.
I love to go against the rules,
for things that do not matter.
I live on a street that is old.

My cat's name is Dog,
and my fish to be
will be named meow.
My world is upside down.

I have seen the edge of the world
and the last city in the globe.
I am going to the top one day.

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linda said...
Feb. 17, 2009 at 6:16 pm
You did a GREAT job of making your full life so far concise in descriptive words. You HAVE gone far
Ivana´s friend said...
Feb. 17, 2009 at 1:34 pm
Matt you´ll be on the top because you´re great!!! and as JJ Gross said: "never forget who you are"!!!!!
Rachel said...
Feb. 17, 2009 at 12:56 pm
I would like to see more writing, please publish more. Thanks for sharing. Rachel
Mitchell said...
Feb. 16, 2009 at 11:46 pm
Great Job!!
I want to see you at the top soon!
JJ Gross said...
Feb. 16, 2009 at 5:11 pm
This is superb, Matt. Keep it up and never forget who you are. jj
David said...
Feb. 16, 2009 at 5:09 pm
Great story Matt! Maybe you should write a poem about Ari next!
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