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3 years ago

Learning to Swim

Still waters run deep

The day was hot and muggy. Summer in the Ozarks. The creek flowed slowly, pooling quietly enough for the water skippers to stride over the surface. One could smell the apple scent they painted on the gentle breeze. The father held his son up, standing in...

6 years ago

Not My Fault

Chains can be broken

"Not guilty, Your Honor.I'm incapable of accepting love from another. Incapable of giving love to another.Incapable of being happy with myself.Incapable of showing others compassion.Incapable of making lasting friendships.Incapable of living in the presen...

7 years ago

For You

For my son

I would say  That I could turn the darkest skies  The brightest blue.  And, maybe  When you were younger,  Your feet unsteady,  You would have believed that I could.  But, I am powerless.  All that I have is  The strength of my love,  The length of my arm...

8 years ago

One For The Circus

A friend says she's not my responsibility

One For A FriendIn distant places, I've come to knowThat where I go, I mix things up - living in spaces.Fighting within, I began to stareWatching from the side-walk at the circus I glare.They play and love, but mostly shareA lingering lustful desire - wit...

9 years ago

The Apple

A new telling of the Garden of Eden story

It was so long ago, so long ago. Maybe I should have known better, but I didn’t. I was young, innocent and ignorant. Live and learn, they say, but learn. Now look at me, tired, dark bags under my eyes, bony hands with skin like dry fish scales, sagging br...

9 years ago


my new year gift to myself.

Dear Friends, The silence was drowning me into my innermost thoughts that seemed to sprout from ‘second week’ at my new assignment. The cream and maroon cubicle with an entire glass wall on one side and an endless stretch of green reminded me of the museu...

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