Calm

Mirrored, the silence echoes through my soul – invites a deep soothing calm. (It’s open link night at the dVerse pub, hosted by Kim.  Thought I’d drop by with a bit of a calm.  Image from personal collection.)

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Levitating

Suits meet, banter about deals, conspiratorial heads bent, deep throaty laughs, confidence reeking. I glide by, imperceptibly, am a whisper on the window of their intensity. Families congregate on front lawns, squeals of delight trailing blurs, adult murmurs lost in shrill echoes. I float on by, an ethereal witness, no more than the wisp of […]

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Message In a Bottle 2

Risk-taking equates with freedom, an affirmation from my iced tea’s capmanna, I decide – message welcomeencouragement in life choices apt. An affirmation from my iced tea’s capI overlook the mass produced twistencouragement in life choices aptconsumerism’s ploy I can’t resist. I overlook the mass produced twistsensibility to magic will succumbconsumerism’s ploy I can’t resistRisk-taking equates with […]

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Hardly Justice

An innocent sip too late awareness dawns – spiked! Nausea rolls in room spins assailant offers a hand, a ride, the regal miss shakes her head wobbles, hand held out warns to no avail – vomit sprays victorious spew depraved perp’s plot thwarted. (Unfortunately based on a true story. Even though she and her friends […]

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No More Than a Sparrow

No more than a sparrow, am I numbered among the ordinary; brightly I sing, though inwardly shy of people and shadows I am wary. Numbered among the ordinary I flit about virtually unseen – of people and shadows I am wary, head down I carry out my routine. I flit about virtually unseen, require little […]

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He’s Gone

In darkened room I lie, willing blackness to obliterate blackness. A scream, unearthed from dankness shatters the silence, echoes off heartless walls, shock waves reverberate relentless torment seventeen years… committed, no… dedicated ripped away leaving me nothing I fall, spiral reel out of control breaking down tomorrow, the children will return the house will fill […]

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March Madness

Winds picked up yesterday, gathering grey.  Cold seeped in through the windowsills, and we set the furnace on high.  Forecast for today is just above zero, even though we are in a tropical zone.  Oh well, I decide, a nice spicy soup will warm our innards. Seems my body mirrors the weather: health declining, forcing […]

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Crusader’s Return

This exile – self-imposed, I confess – wears thin with age. Too many winters braving the cold – heart’s frozen rebellion against Father’s tireless raving, Mother’s queenly submission. So many moons engaged in a crusade – armed with but a hollow sword – the chill of time lapsed, irretrievable. Castle lights are waning, death lingers […]

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The Siren’s Spell

Not for the weak of heart, this watery confinement – with brine-coated tongues and surly dispositions, went the submarine crew to their depths, braved the absence of daylight, sold their souls to Poseidon’s entombment. Some say it was the fumes, sulphurous as Hell’s own funk that warped the minds of hardy men, robbed them of […]

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What’s In a Name?

What’s her name? Simple question from mother to son – recognizing the love-lifted joy of his countenance. I cannot tell, said he, you’ll ask too many questions. Do I know her? No, Mom, she’s Somali. And Muslim. I felt my whiteness and all its privilege slap me, stumbled Of course she is welcome, of course […]

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