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What I have Learned

The unfolding of the results of the worst day of your life happen Like an origami bird shape you can’t quite master so you unfold and fold the same piece of paper over and over again until it looks like … Continue reading

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Christmas Star of Healing

When I close my eyes and imagine what star I am following this year it is this one.  It is a symbol healing I constructed from pieces of the mold used to hold Scott’s body in place while recovering healing … Continue reading

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Opening The Door

“Christmas Poem” By Mary Oliver Says a country legend told every year: Go back to the barn on Christmas Eve and see what the creatures do as that long night tips over. Down on their knees they will go, the … Continue reading

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Curious Wonder

“holy night”By Lucille Clifton joseph , I afraid of stars, their brilliant seeing. so many eyes, such light. joseph, I cannot still these limbs, I hands keep moving toward I breasts, so many stars. so bright. joseph, is wind burning … Continue reading

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“THE ROCKETTES” By Deborah Digges My mother danced with the Rockettes one spring just to earn, she said, a little extra money after her daytime job nursing the sick in their homes, some of them dying during the night. They … Continue reading

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Thing we know we will never know

“There are Times in Life When One Does the Right Thing” By Ellen Bass There are times in life when one does the right thing the thing one will not regret, when the child wakes crying “mama,” late as you … Continue reading

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Trust Issues 

“Crash”By Elizabeth Alexander I am the last woman off of the plane  that has crashed in a cornfield near Philly,  picking through hot metal  for my rucksack and diaper bag.  No black box, no fuselage,  just sistergirl pilot wiping soot … Continue reading

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Breath, sweet 

“Variation on the Word Sleep”By Margaret Atwood  I would like to watch you sleeping,  which may not happen. I would like to watch you,  sleeping. I would like to sleep  with you, to enter  your sleep as its smooth dark … Continue reading

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Grace, Heart, Life,Core 

“In the bleak midwinter” By Christina Rossetti  In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan,  Earth stood hard as iron,  Water like a stone:  Snow had fallen, snow on snow  Snow on snow,  In the bleak mid-winter,  Long ago. Our … Continue reading

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Mystery is Power Unhinged

“Inside”BY LINDA HOGAN How something is made flesh no one can say. The buffalo soup becomes a woman who sings every day to her horses or summons another to her private body saying come, touch, this is how it begins, … Continue reading

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