Category Archives: humanity

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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literal

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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Assumptions

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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Inspiration

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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To Play or Not to Play

Bloganuary daily prompt: What was your favorite toy as a child? Long story longer. Art therapy for adults. Sometimes I hated it. Sometimes I loved it. Well, okay, love is a strong word, but sometimes it was insightful. A little … Continue reading

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To my Teenage Self

It’s January, and so begins the #Bloganuary Challenge from WordPress, where participants are given a daily prompt for blogging inspiration. Today’s prompt: What advice would you give to your teenage self? So here goes. Dear Teenage Me: Look at you! … Continue reading

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Life Choices

Careening go I to the depths of my soul To deliberate questions upon me bestowed. Ponderous options, I’m bowed with the weight. Considerations not dared left to fate. The myriad choices, I – “Ma’am? Your decision?” “Chocolate. No. Vanilla. No. … Continue reading

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Sticks and Crones

“You’re such a witch!” As if that’s a bad thing? I stifle a laugh, plot with which potion your coffee to taint. Insult me at will, I’ve been called much worse. My cauldron erupts effervescently. “You’re such a witch!” I … Continue reading

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