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Hearts Bleed

I heard the cutting words–the words that re-wrote my history, that sliced and carved out something foreign from my fragile self– and all along, I thought we were friends. Words cut and hearts bleed, and my protective shell adds another layer, … Continue reading

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Thinking back . . .

My teacher for eight grades in the one-room school could be harsh–ice pick harsh to a tender poetic soul.  Some students let her criticisms sail far above their heads; others let them buffet their egos and then matched the thrown … Continue reading

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My Teacher Carried a Shotgun

My teacher for grades one through eight brought a “shotgun” to school every day.  It contained a mysterious white powder and rested on her big, wooden desk at the ready.  She appeared as a terrifying specter in my young life: … Continue reading

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