Category Archives: VIEW FROM MY SOAP BOX

VALENTINES DAY IS NOT JUST FOR LOVERS

One homemade heart trimmed in frilly, white lace, One arrow, one promise of a sweet, warm embrace… Once it’s notched, drawn, and trained on his chosen bullseye, Cupid first blows a kiss, and then lets it ~~~ fly ~~~

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BEINN HIANT – My Everest

Highland sheep dotted the roadside under the pre-dawn sky. The velvet canopy looked like flocks of faeries had tossed fistfuls of glitter at the new moon only to have it stashed inside the Big Dipper and then purposefully strewn across the Milky Way by … Continue reading

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FOOD FOR ‘HERE AND NOW’ THOUGHT

Ichiro snores. The fog horn blows. My feet are cold and the fragrance of lilies on the kitchen counter drifts into the living room where I stare at the precarious position of my teacup on the edge of the coffee table while pondering this run on sentence the … Continue reading

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BE MY VALENTINE

One homemade heart trimmed in frilly, white lace… One arrow, one promise of a sweet, warm embrace… Once it’s notched, drawn, and trained on his chosen bullseye, Cupid first blows a kiss, and then lets it ~~~ fly ~~~

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‘TWAS THE NIGHT OF BAH HUMBUG

‘Twas just before Christmas, when the Grinch played his part. His slim, furry fingers fouled my holiday’s start by pointing out the turmoil bubbling up in our world- the hatreds, the judgements, the greed that had unfurled. Indeed, ’twas too late, for neither laugh nor smile, would ward off … Continue reading

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A CHALLENGING TRANSITION

Once upon a time, not so very long ago, my children’s feet fit into the palm of their father’s hand – but only  

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AN ICON SPEAKS

The sky grows dark. Thunder heralds the approaching storm. The lamplight flickers. A passing dove stops to rest on the icon’s shoulder. “Tell me, friend.” The great lady creaks in the wind. “What’s the news from the outside world?”   The … Continue reading

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