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Ode to a Clepsydra – #poetry

Ode to a Clepsydra To the alchemist’s eye, water = emotion, and so it is that our moments can be marked by the rise and fall of feeling, a steady stream of anger-eager-joy-hope-faith devotion to emotion. Days that pass without … Continue reading

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Watch that WHCD clip with Michelle Wolf – #poetry

Watch that WHCD clip with Michelle Wolf You will feel better. It doesn’t matter whether or not you agree with her, or you think everything she said is in good taste. She told the truth in a series of extended … Continue reading

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Winter Showers – #poetry

When the rain starts again, comes the relief. The relief of being loosed from months of being careful-so-careful about how long you let the water run at the tap or linger in the shower. When the rain starts at last … Continue reading

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World of Flesh – #poetry

I. Through the day, you are in it, whether sucking down piping hot coffee at seven a.m., or moving your bowels at 7:30, or craving some- thing — anything at all that’s sweet and filling — in the midmorning hours. … Continue reading

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You live close to my bones, you… – #poetry

You live close to my bones, you with your soft eyes that can snap hard in a turn, your solid arms with their sure embrace around my heart, every bit of you, from ten solid toes to strong-wide shoulders forging … Continue reading

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On Remembering An Almost-Overdue Deadline For Work That Was My Idea, In The First Place – #poetry

What must be done, Must Be Done. I can procrastinate all I like, plumb the depths of my lazy rationalizations all I care to, excuse my inaction with a chock-full calendar… But what must be done, Must Be Done. It’s … Continue reading

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Aftermath – #poetry

Aftermath I. Now, walk up the road, to see what’s what. And yes, Everything does look like it’s had the shit torn out of it. Because it has. Five major winter storms in four weeks. Two of them coming after … Continue reading

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Ethereal – #poetry

Ethereal The ancients trusted their guts — they knew as well as we (but were braver in the saying) that all we are, all we have ever been, all we will ever be, is made of air. Breathe in… breathe … Continue reading

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Waking up to something better… picking up where I left off

I love when this happens. I woke up this morning with the solution to the sticky problem I’ve been having with a manuscript I’d all but given up on. I started a novel back in 2015. This was for NaNoWriMo … Continue reading

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Brought together from a distance

Originally posted on Beloved Distance:
? The setting eclipse near Mount Wachusett One of the amazing things about distance is how it can really bring us together. Watching the full blood blue super moon eclipse yesterday morning, and then watching…

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