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Underslung

  children scrabble in the dust of Aleppo seek shelter in the shadows as if that could save them from another shelling their future underslung dangling from the belly of God by a loose thread and thinner hope than that

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The Little Things

          it isn’t dying i mind it’s just that i imagine when i do i’ll never again need to search for the words to describe just how that surface of cracked prairie mud baked hard in … Continue reading

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Zaha

she blew in on a hurricane a designing whirling dervish she carved curves in concrete bent buildings with her will tore men from podiums broke steadfast barriers and rules she threw our cities into space and dragged us headlong into … Continue reading

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Renting

Upstairs neighbour throws another verb fit; Stomping, chomping up the silence, pounding her grandma’s chair through my ceiling. We turn up the heat to roast her out but there she goes snap, crackle popping against the rice paper walls. She’s … Continue reading

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Swallowed by the Stars

when we’re swallowed by the countless stars will our names twinkle in a velvety sky for a lifetime of nighttimes will we suspend there penumbra neither shadow nor light the ring of a sunspot but not quite the sun not … Continue reading

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Fire by the Buddleia

It’s the heavy heatThe ripening of summerThat lays even hyper catsTo languish in the shrubberyAnd pulls the purple petalsOf Digitalis to blushIt’s thenThat I am urgedBy an ardent needSo primal I drop my trowelAnd stand thereIn the dappled sunI coax the … Continue reading

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Reaching for Remarkable: The Woods Are Alive!

This big, beautiful world is busting its seams with surprises…dizzying beauty, curious oddities, power-packed punches, the delicate and the delightful. This is my quest…my search for the unstoppable, insanely charming details of a magnificent planet and a people who never … Continue reading

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Soar 47 Times

these words these birds sing my story before it’s even lived cavorting canaries flocking headlong into my future impatient, decisive they flirt and zing across the calendar goodbye January blues so long February love songs rat a tat, rat a … Continue reading

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No Foundation

I did not build this life to last It doesn’t float It has no oars It can’t swim to save itself It rests on sodden stumps Soaked to their core Its waterlogged walls Barely cling together Shiplap collapse It wears … Continue reading

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Bigotry

Bigotry lays there Laden with loss It has no legs To stand on No wheels To move it forward Like a giant boulder It grows denser With each passing year It gathers moss And loses ground And even the Good … Continue reading

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