Category Archives: humanity

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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on wings

Scissors in one hand, hen in the other, a couple of quick snips and the wing tips swirl to the ground. Keeps ‘em from ‘flying the coop’, the farmer says. He releases the hen. She takes a moment to regain … Continue reading

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with you — unseen (a contrapuntal)

Sometimes I see that you are sad, upset… In pain I don’t know what to say, other than, “I’m sorry.” you retreat, You say, “It’s okay. It’s not your fault.” lick your wounds We both know that it’s not. Not … Continue reading

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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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