Tag Archives: freedom

this day

as the birds warble me awakeinto the yet dark birth of a new dayi slowly pull away from already forgotten dreamsand the mantle of anxieties begins to weave around me i watch as the light comesand the birds cease their … Continue reading

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approved protest only

A to Z challenge, theme: anatomy, day 13: MFlash fiction, 100 words  Tyler stepped up to the microphone and opened his mouth to speak. His eyes scanned the small crowd before him, wondering if the gathered folks could tolerate, much … Continue reading

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fourth estate

I don’t know about you, but, for me, the news, even as it dominates our daily lives, has become absolutely worthless. It’s become nonstop coverage of government, government figures, government data, government posturing, government restrictions, government policing, government cover-ups, government … Continue reading

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just questions

What becomes of children raised in a society laser-focused on fear and separation? What becomes of people in the context of ever-deepening loss of community, connection, and culture? What happens when people lose their personal privacy, integrity, and decision-making? What … Continue reading

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compassionate new year :)!

Perhaps 2021 can be the year we begin to build in earnest our own compassionate culture. After 2020’s time of introspection, its heavy dosing of fear, its many questions, lessons, and losses, maybe we can feel empowered to build something … Continue reading

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go ahead, change the world

As we all watch our leaders in Washington struggle, yet again, to bring themselves to serve the people instead of, say, defense contractors, who can help but wonder what we can do.  As we watch even the progressive “squad” demur … Continue reading

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question not

No matter the church doors shut,science is the new religion.Cover your face, humble yourself in solitary contemplation,bow in fear of the awesome power of your new god.  Believe! the white-coated preachers call.Faith and money will save you.Proffer ample gold at … Continue reading

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turtle in the pond

turtle in the pondlive freeand happywhile the sun shines downand the leaves flutter in the breezeand the fish swim byand the birds dip lowand the dragonflies skitter pastand the greenness of growing things surrounds you turtle in the pondlive free and … Continue reading

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dreams must be

The early morning, still dark and star-strewn, makes the space for dreams — the wisps of the inscrutable ones begging to be deciphered, and, too, the waking dreams of substance, dreams of the heart, the aphrodisiac of aliveness.  These are … Continue reading

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pulse of truth

you are more than thisbelovedmore than this clinging without thoughtdesperately clutchingthe narrative even if in your heartyou notice a persistent quiverthe pulse of truth still you walk the path to which you are pointedshuffling along with the restturning your eyes … Continue reading

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