Category Archives: humanity

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Your conspiratorial wink seeks my complicit nod. A pact, an inside joke among us privileged. What’s the punch line today? Racism? Xenophobia? Homophobia? Today the tacit agreement ends. I will look you in the eye – unflinchingly – and say, … Continue reading

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Your Vote Matters! Know Your Rights!

As we near the midterm elections in the US, it is becoming clearer and clearer that voter suppression is alive and well in 2018. When voting at the polls, make sure you know your rights. Here are some important takeaways from … Continue reading

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National Voter Registration Day

Midterm elections are coming up on November 6th in the US. Are you registered to vote? You can register HERE. It’s super easy and super important. Be heard, make a difference. Vote like your life depended on it. Someone’s life truly … Continue reading

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Hiroshima, reluctantly

August 6th is the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. For the dVerse Monday haibun challenge, poet Frank J. Tassone suggested we write a haibun “that states or alludes to either the Hiroshima attack, or one of the themes … Continue reading

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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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