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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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Preacher

“Will you deliver the sermon?” he asks me. One Sunday a year, the pastor teaches Sunday School and asks parishioners to lead the worship service in his stead. Ha! Me? Preach a sermon? I preach to my kids all the time, mostly … Continue reading

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Driving in Reverse

NaPoWriMo Challenge, Day 18. The prompt “sounds a bit more complicated than it is, so bear with me! First, find a poem in a book or magazine (ideally one you are not familiar with)… [C]over everything but the last line. … Continue reading

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Narcissus

“I never did like Narcissus,” he says, though I hadn’t asked for his opinion. “Narcissus? Why not?” I ask. “It is such a presumptuous flower, So simple – banal really – yet it pops up first thing in the spring … Continue reading

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moving mountains

Some days the mountain sparkles in the sun with its snow-covered slopes. At other times it is invisible behind clouds and fog and – sadly – smog. But it’s always there, always a touchstone when crossing the bridge that takes … 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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Take Two

Here’s another take on Days Five and Six of the NaPoWriMo challenge, combined. Same photo, different poem, different experiment with line breaks.    feel this day with the soft touch of your gentle eyes inhale this view; safeguard the scent … Continue reading

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