Monthly Archives: November 2011

Just a Thought . . .

A couple of years ago, I planted a white rose bush beside our already well-established deep pink one.  The white one happily took off and graced us with cascades of white lacy-petaled blossoms. But something funny is going on now. … Continue reading

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Fingertip to Fist

He said, “Come in tomorrow and pass the fetus.”  As if it wasn’t a baby.  As if it hadn’t been a baby all along.  As if I hadn’t made up a cozy walk-in closet and fingered crocheted booties and refolded … Continue reading

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Rock Tree

Rock rooted, granite gripped— foothold firm against wind, rain, and frost’s bite; alone, the crisp cold shaking your branch— barely a shadow maker; strong, no companions to break the force, barely a bristle raker against wind, rain, and frost’s bite.

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Contentment

Calm . . . teeth unclenched, open heart and open hand—a consenting— needing all the sighs and soft breathings, the sinking, deepening resolve that enters in . . . and nests in seclusion in my once tormented   mind: Even in … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Blindness

Not seeing the person of indescribable worth underneath the plethora of tattoos and piercings Seeing the woman with the “Hungry” sign in the middle of the median as another uncomfortable part of an already stressful day Ignoring the person with … Continue reading

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Stormclouds

Scudding across a tormented space, furious foes of light and oppressive indigo rage wet breath, mingling spears of light with leaves and dust and cold, hard, layered stones. Loud collisions—claps of heaven’s violent underbelly— deafen we who run for sanctuary. … Continue reading

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