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Try saying Yes.

Try saying yes to things even if they are hard, especially if they tear you like you’re a piece of  paper, hurt you so much that your vision blurs. Try saying yes to a difficult day when doors are being … Continue reading

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Miracles/aliens/angels/science on this day in 2011:

miracles/aliens/angels/science March 11, 2011 at 8:14am We were excited to see it. It was my son who pointed it out to me as we drove onto the highway from the hospital plaza where the kids just had their dental cleaning. … Continue reading

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Permeation

Everything is getting through my skin, permeable paper-thin. There are rumors of birds fighting high up in the trees, their chatters louder as I strain to listen. They say, eighty percent of your thoughts today is the same as yesterday. … Continue reading

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2017

Fuck 2016! I hear this phrase a lot as the year came to an end. I would nod along when I hear this from friends and strangers. The year has been brutal, I would agree, remembering the pre-and post–election devastated … Continue reading

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Mantras

It’s the hole, stupid. The black hole of something, the dark show of nothing. The place where nothing grows, but something slithers, simmers, fizzes in the corner. It’s the middle, stupid. The beginning was spectacular, who else came into this … Continue reading

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Motherhood

  It’s Mother’s Day here in the U.S, and I am wishing myself, “Happy Mother’s Day.” That is probably because no one in the house said anything to me about being a mother, or how wonderful and essential I am … Continue reading

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Cuts like a serrated knife

It doesn’t matter why  you went only that you went. I told myself twenty times today. To have nothing but silence is like sudden death. No chance for long goodbyes or postmortem analysis of who did what to whom where … Continue reading

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clunky little thing

I feel my verse decay, and my cramped numbers fail. –The Spleen, Anne Finch I feel my verse decay, and my cramped numbers fail. I hear my mind stutter, and see my body wither. My memory rewinds, rusted  in reverse. … Continue reading

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Recurrence

Listen the ocean is roiling inside a conch shell a memory made light without the salt of the sea. Foams sweet like root beer on your tongue. You fool yourself as if you didn’t wince from the taste as if … Continue reading

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Happiness

What do you call a dog that refuses to recoil no matter how many electric shocks pass through her collar bone? Look! She drools looking across the lawn with the skin under her white fur tingled and raw. Look at … Continue reading

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