Category Archives: humanity

Tall Order

HEROES WANTED Must have crisp capes and masks with just the right balance of intrigue and mystery. Must have superpowers of seeing through rumors, lies and half-truths; and leaping over small thoughts, imposed barriers and festering hatred. Must be unflinching … Continue reading

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Count Down

NaPoWriMo Challenge, Day 26: “write a poem that includes images that engage all five senses. Try to be as concrete and exact as possible with the “feel” of what the poem invites the reader to see, smell, touch, taste and … Continue reading

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Mirror rorriM

Warning: objects in mirror may be closer than they appear Do not get too close. If you get too close, it will hurt, most likely. Beware of imagining you are closer than you are. Closeness could just be an appearance … Continue reading

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Elegy for All

If you die tomorrow, I will write you this elegy, because you are loved and you will be missed. And if you sense no love and no connection and feel as though no one will even notice when you are … Continue reading

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Preacher

“Will you deliver the sermon?” he asks me. One Sunday a year, the pastor teaches Sunday School and asks parishioners to lead the worship service in his stead. Ha! Me? Preach a sermon? I preach to my kids all the time, mostly … Continue reading

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Driving in Reverse

NaPoWriMo Challenge, Day 18. The prompt “sounds a bit more complicated than it is, so bear with me! First, find a poem in a book or magazine (ideally one you are not familiar with)… [C]over everything but the last line. … Continue reading

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Last Chapter

If I were to write my memoirs, the title would be “Reaching.” The chapter headings: How Far How High How Pretty How Wealthy How Meaningful How Memorable Maybe not in that order, but probably so. There would be a Foreword … Continue reading

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