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Picking Up the Pieces

Reluctantly I select one. Meaningless; set it down. Bored, I ponder others. These to the left; those up top. Angry, I’m seeing red. To the right with those. Puzzled, I look up. “It’s forming a picture.” “Yes,” smiles the therapist. … Continue reading

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Six truths and a lie (or vice versa)

I saw it coming from the start. It all just sounded too good to be true. Later it seemed too bad to be true, but it was. When you tell enough lies, they start to sound true. Truth hurts sometimes, … Continue reading

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Vice and Virtue

I am greedy for your charity. I lust after your chastity. While some may call me slothful, I prefer “procrastinatory.” I admit I’m green with envy at your temperate humility. and yet I take great pride in times my wrath … Continue reading

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that voice

Like an itch in my psyche, your insults taunt me. In truth, am I that abhorrent? Niggling accusations, crippling judgments, peripheral flashes of forgotten shame… That and more, you say. We’ve only scratched the surface. I really hate the sound … Continue reading

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Off the Wall

Forty scientists and engineers and computer programmers toil each year, a million bucks per annum spent, a decade now, with price so dear. Another study of fifty years, such value held in answers sought, in labs where winged subjects die, … Continue reading

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Cruel Moon

“The moon is merciless,” she writes. Cruel and scathing, she tells us. Is this the same moon under which lovers swoon? The same moon toward which canids tilt sharp-muzzled heads and sing ballads torn from the depths of ancient heritage? … Continue reading

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Rough Draft

NaPoWriMo Challenge, Day 28:  “Draft a prose poem in the form/style of a postcard.”  Okay, maybe I took it a little too literal 🙂

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