Test of Character

The knight’s bravado is all well and good, until the dragon wakens. (A haiku for Willow Poetry’s What Do You See? challenge – the featured photograph.)

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The Character of Old Houses

Old houses exude charm: walls whispering nostalgic wonder, eliciting yearnings buried deep within the soul. Purchasers are spellbound, transported to simpler times, read mystical forecasts in archways and carved nooks. Committed, they settle in, noting too late cosmetic fixes, startled to uncover structural faults, despair to learn that the dreams which built this place have […]

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Fight

Pride hounds sneaky, invasive ugly determination guards a conception family, grandchildren, a portrait of comfort disregards treacherous likeness to poisonous histories, past loathing offender venomous untrustworthy, slithers hunts, eludes detection fleeing only abandons face culprit, wrestle pummel, decapitate denial, disembowel falsehoods, render the serpent impotent peace endures when life examined marries humility and gratitude (Image: […]

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Appearances

Testing social waters – that cherished state of interaction – prone to revealing too much, learning have been homebound, studying life without a facilitator, now attempting to penetrate invisibility – see me now? gathering the salvageable bits – minimal fragments of a once whole woman – reaching out, reconnecting – mixed receptions admittedly much has […]

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Self-Sabotage Perhaps?

┬áProficient at goodbyes; specialize in endings; excel at vacation relationships; protest conformity – can never see the value in how another does things – pain in the neck; prefer to drive (although currently unable); can cooperate, facilitate, bend my perspective to fit in – graduate of the school of con – am unfaithful to those […]

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