Routes

No straight road, no easy, out of the pod, solutions – complexity, it seems, reigns. I travel circular paths past ancient structures – having erected statues to past wounds – present walls barely standing. Unseen forces drive – societal angst,  perhaps – know only that life is possibility, and I sorrowfully lag. (Written for Twenty […]

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Naughty or Nice

Naughty thrilled her – lacked inhibitions toward elicit, tantalized by promised ‘nice’ Imagined blood red petals strewn atop steamy suds, champagne flutes and intoxicating entanglements. Fantasies never ran to infested walls crumbling in barren captivity – his version of naughty turned her blood to ice nothing about the scenario ‘nice’. (Tonight is the last Open […]

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Meet You At The Station

Alternate realities parallel linear logic – Non-ego driven forays into magical mysteries – answers not supplied – Float in orgasmic, ethereal landscapes – kaleidoscopic colours unseen by cloistered eyes Behold irrationality – a mad whirlwind of all-time convening into a single moment The portal’s open, step aboard; make sure your ticket is round-trip. (Submitted for Twenty […]

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Letting Go is Complicated

This confined life – carefully construed – ingrains order, commands discipline. I can free myself from urbanity, declare adventure as prerogative, but how long before I release the need for control, unburden internal restraints let go, and open to divine rhythms? Doubt I possess the trust required to live with such uncertainty. (Submitted for Twenty […]

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Tempting

Escape sits stalled, waiting, one small key an ounce of courage and off I’d go, a wake of water heralding my exit. Instead, I retreat – courage resides elsewhere, such exhilaration belongs to youth – will ponder adventure another day – wait, stall, escape into a nap. (Written for Twenty Four’s: 50 word Thursday.  Photo […]

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Superwoman Has a Dark Side

Finely cut crystal – silver and gold – sparkle and entice. A table fit for royalty. Savoury aromas evoke visions of sumptuous gravy, delectable roast, crisp-cooked vegetables, and decadent desserts. She’d stop to admire her handiwork, but the children, hungry and bored with the waiting, tug at her hem. Waiting. It is her greatest strength. […]

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Grey Clouds Hover

Life! One day rushing to collect kids, stopping for the dry cleaning, and praying the slow cooker is indeed cooking; and the next strolling down uncluttered lanes, contemplating absence.  How did we get here?  How did we dream so big and land so humble?  Gone are big homes and hefty mortgages. Hell, we’re down to […]

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Fishing

Like fisherman throwing their lines, she casts her spells…imagines the universe as an ocean, conceives of elementals, hungry for bait, waiting to nibble at her intentions – as if words hold sway – thinks patience is her key, believes that with just the right lure, she can reel in destiny, determine fate. (This piece is […]

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Smoking Pit

Cigarette butts no longer linger concrete, but I swear the cloud of smoke lingers, the sweat of adolescent anxiety – the suffocating pressure to comply – Names escape, but I remember smugness and rivalry, and the spine-crawling fear of confrontation, and indisputable in my mind are the scars of being so alone. (Written for Twenty […]

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The Lady Calls It

Shipwrecked – tossed ashore by blatant lies, women’s cries lost in political gales Collins says #MeToo is valid, should be continued Just not this time Might as well throw one life preserver for the millions drowning Hope GOP have their own life jackets handy for the tsunami that is imminent. (Written for 50 Word Thursday.)

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