The Moment Time Slipped

That was methe 9-year-old girlsitting on the 3 o’clock busstaring at the womanwith the scarf around her neckstanding across the streetin front of an oddly shaped buildingI’d never noticed before, andhaving a profound feeling of déjà vu. That was methe scarf-wearing womanstanding on the sidewalkin front of the odd shaped buildingwaiting for the 3 o’clock […]

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Dead Are Unimpressed

A cruel masterthe ticking clockSo much potentialGet it done! I rush past shadowscrumple the pagesfailed attemptsmounting What of dreams?Of life’s destiny?How I worshipat the altar of should Even with positivityfantastical notions fall shortI argue against uncertaintymeet only disapproval There is no magicno pre-destined famejust dust gatheringthe dead are unimpressed. (Linking up with Reena’s Exploration challenge: […]

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Old Codgers

Idleness fills his hours as if time knows no limits I devour moments, afraid tomorrow will forget me we see-saw between treacherous righteousness and fusty avoidance ignoring balance – a sensible response. (Inspired by the perils of an aging marriage, and submitted for Ragtag Community’s prompt:  fusty.)  Image from personal collection.

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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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No Sailing At The Moment

Time exists… …in moments fleeting intervals that pass… a vast ocean stretching… we are but tiny sails the water pulls I am tethered prefer concrete to uncertainty not ready to launch.

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Wasted Time

It’s Monday again – days passing through my hands like sand, no receptacle in which to catch the granules – why this sense of urgency? In high school, I played hooky wiped away the hours in empty places, sought answers for questions I could not articulate, chased dust while others formulated dreams – how is […]

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Investment Talk

It’s all about investment, really life, I mean – make a deposit, withdraw – hope that in the end the gain is worth more than the cost – a healthy balance. Have been running deficits, too focused on serving others, practicing the art of giveaways – incentives to capture attention (affection too, if I’m honest.) […]

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Unbridled

Tender as a fledgling, angelic curls confrontational, she bears emotions with courage, femininity unkempt, pridefully engages creatures – pests to most – believes in messengers, blessed with manna, heaven-sent; draws her strength from within, a daring soul, plunges deep, pursues wholeness – cherished vulnerability, unpolished, loyal mimics nature, her innocence persuasive, fear and protectiveness retreat, […]

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Full Circle

The day was unusually warm and sunny, and like most young people my age, I was anxious to break out of school and enjoy it.   Instead of boarding the bus at my usual stop, I decided to attempt walking to the transfer point downtown.  Not a seasoned driver myself – I was only nine – […]

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