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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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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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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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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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