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MOURNING in the MORNING

Mourning in the morning  is more difficult than at night since your ghost is visible in the daylight, said the woman, hands folded, as if reciting a prayer, to the aide sliding a comb through her once shiny, thick hair. You know you can’t hide inside that disguise! She … 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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APRÈS HALLOWEEN

Anticipation builds when a decorate-able holiday approaches. Eggs are hung from trees, reindeer are bolted to roofs, carved jack-o-lanterns are set at the door. The decor reminds our salivary glands of  the marshmallow Peeps, chocolate-filled gold coins, and spiced pumpkin pie to … Continue reading

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THE HOUSE OF HANGING WORDS

Can you think of a better place than an entire house filled with books and art for a group of writers and artists to meet once a month to dive into craft? I can’t. Besides lending itself to good company, tasty nibbles, and an occasional … Continue reading

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CELESTIAL MUSINGS

Do stars look to the heavens and marvel at their surroundings? Might they gossip over a neighbor’s blueshift or trails of cosmic dust as they redshift on their path to eternity?

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WHEN RAVEN CALLS

Raven clings to the towering worn-out pine like a shining star still snagged on last December’s holiday tree. But does he truly cling? Perhaps it’s simpler – more effortless. Perhaps he’s merely perched, perusing his neighbors welcoming their day.

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ON BEING YACCARINO’D

‘Twas the first day of class, suspense flooded the room, Yet, my stomach gurgled a wee sense of doom. For I’ve been to enough workshops to know what to expect: A roller coaster of emotions, which inevitably reflect Anxiety, frustration, … Continue reading

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