Category Archives: humanity

Dog Walk on a Drizzly Day

The gray sky is low, pushing down on me as my dog and I sidestep puddles in our path. A sense of sadness seeps onto me, settling like heavy mist on a wool coat. Unexplainable loneliness rises up as though … Continue reading

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Little cherub on mama’s lap, surrounded by strangers, crammed into narrow pews in a room she does not know. No color, no toys, no talking. No joy. She squirms, but just a little. Everyone stands in unison. An organ plays, … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring…

It’s April, and we all know what that means: NaPoWriMo! It’s National Poetry Writing Month, and the well-versed souls at are once again supplying us with inspiration, motivation and creative prompts to help us in the challenge of writing … Continue reading

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Half Life

We likely all know the trope of whether a half-filled glass of water is half full or half empty. In truth, the glass is completely full: half water and half air. Both are vital to our survival.  Like the cycles … Continue reading

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Plus One

NaPoWriMo day one prompt: “The prompt is based on Robert Hass’s remarkable prose poem, “A Story About the Body.” The idea is to write your own prose poem that, whatever title you choose to give it, is a story about … Continue reading

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Forevermore (or less)

Love lasts forever. Come to find out, forever isn’t all that long. Early bird post for April’s National / Global Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo). The prompt: Write a poem based on, or responding to, a line of Emily Dickenson’s poetry. … Continue reading

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metaphors be damned alone in the faceless crowd, we weep behind our masks

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The Many Faces of Bold

Bloganuary prompt: What does it mean to live boldly?

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Bloganuary prompt: What do people incorrectly assume about you? Others may assume that I am unassuming, but my assumption that they assume so would, indeed, make their assumption incorrect, would it not? It is more likely that I assume things … Continue reading

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Bloganuary prompt: Who is someone that inspires you, and why? You inspire me. Sometimes to be more like you, Sometimes to be not like you at all. Sometimes to be more like who I   know myself to truly be, … Continue reading

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