Monthly Archives: July 2020

spellbound

magic happenedthat tender nightyou took me by surpriseand swept me off my feet high over the dark hillsdancing with the twinkling starsan evening designed to delightromanced to perfection eyes alight with our smilescoming soul to soulcaptured wholly by the fleeting … Continue reading

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meet up

come out of the dark placelet us find each other therewhere fear is not the dictatorbut love finally rules the land

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pixie dance

summer heat fadesinto cool and darkstars begin to shineand the pixies dance their lark the firefliesenchant the nightTinker Bell’s musein fairy flight the mystery of their twinklingI may never really knowbut I’m grateful for the simple joy of a summer evening’s … Continue reading

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choices

up aheadjust around that curveit’s not fari know it’s scaryi’m going with you i know we can do itwe have tojust set all that stuff downleave it behindlet’s go here, take my hand

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freedom and fear

So this morning while standing waiting behind another person at a service desk at a big box store, I got yelled at by a store employee for not positioning myself by a red X. I was not too close, mind … Continue reading

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magic show

we walk onto the stageinnocentnaive our eyes tracethe dollar billwaved before us deep into the trancewe sleepwalktogether respondingunquestioningto hypnotic cues no matter how absurd but for a fewwho suddenly wakelook around find nothing is as it seemsdumbfounded by reality free … Continue reading

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descent into depravity

Yesterday, the United States almost had its first federal execution since 2003. The scheduled execution was halted by a last minute ruling that questioned whether the intended pentobarbital method constituted cruel and unusual punishment. Late yesterday, the Supreme Court expedited … Continue reading

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somehow

silencebut for the whisper of a breezethe fluttering call of a birdthe breath of love close by then the myriad other muted signs of lifebegin to spin, spinthemselves into a frenzyas money changes handsover and over and over againand soon … Continue reading

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yup, and science is real

We are hearing “science” every day. Our lives have been torn asunder the last few months because “science.”  Except it hasn’t really been science we’ve been hearing. We’ve been hearing selected pieces of science accompanied by some mixed up data … Continue reading

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adrift

adriftin the stillnesswhere no winds fill the sailsideas begin to surface.focus ### So this is a cinquain that was doubly inspired by the folks at Go Dog Go Cafe. Thanks to Donna Matthews for reminding me about cinquains. And thanks … Continue reading

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