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Apr.17.2014
April 17     LUCK   Luck, transposed for gratitude, makes a mockery of grief and loss.  If you are lucky, what does that make me?  The forgotten?  The orphan of fate?  If what I lost and what it cost me is just a lack of fortune, then why do right?  What is...
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Mar.14.2014
I used to think, when will change ever come?  I used to think that I'm on a long journey.  I didn't know where I was going and my map was torn and faded.  Sometimes I found and followed paths but the paths often ended. I used to think that I was climbing a long mountain.  The...
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Mar.07.2014
March 7     MUD PIES   Mud pies and retro-childhood are for the hurt ones, small and angry inside me.  They require care and special attention, but I can’t stop with them.  Saving the children to starve the adolescents is a sad fate, and abandoning adults after bringing...
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Feb.25.2014
Sod
February 25       SOD   Green and black, pinwheels of rolled grass speed by me on a flatbed.  Sod headed for home.  That is how it is for me.  I grew in a place of impermanence, a place clearly not my destination.  Uprooted and prepared for relocation, I am...
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Feb.17.2014
February 17     PIGS   “Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It wastes your time and annoys the pig.”     Talking to a chrysalis about flight is like talking to a fetus about dry land.  Descriptions of future events and possibility are lost in the translation....
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Feb.08.2014
February 8       ACCIDENT OF BIRTH   We are here together, born the millstones about one another’s necks.  Parentage equates to persuasion and I hold these strangers to my breast.  Minds having chosen, violent turns skew off radar’s blip.  I am held by guilt’s...
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Feb.01.2014
February 1     WHEN I WAS YOUNG   I’m sure it will come soon, a time I can be a carefree innocent.  Worn and weary, I slog through the painful over-awareness of what was considered my childhood.  What can I do but hope things will get simpler as I age?  My sobriety...
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Jan.10.2014
her     Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Chris Pratt, Matt Letscher, Olivia Wilde, Artt Butler, May Lindstrom, and more.   Directed by: Spike Jonze Written by: Spike Jonze Cinematography by: Hoye Van Hoytema ...
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Dec.20.2013
December 20     Touch Your Toes   Funny how we deal with feet.  I have seen a woman cradle hers and treat it like the dearest babe. I know some folks who shun their feet; can barely stand to think of them, let alone to touch them.  There are the Mani-Pedi people who leave...
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Nov.10.2013
November 10     Come What May   Inevitable things are very much like inedible things; you can’t quite swallow them yet they are hard to throw up.  It can’t seem to get here quick enough to comfort my fear nor will it pass with any speed once it has arrived.  I am like a boa...