Monthly Archives: January 2016

Stuff

I used to hold a backpack fantasy: a dream that I could carry as I go the several things that mean the most to me for, needing little, what I need I know. I had to put that fantasy on … Continue reading

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Self Love

(I stand behind my openness and give it form enough to make a silhouette. Direct is the address at which I live: unliking lies, unlikely to forget. My negative emotions surface float like skin on scalded milk, like water down … Continue reading

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Negatives

I was raised by a negative woman. I didn’t like it. I didn’t like her. I fought her tendency all my life. But of course I imbibed some of it. I was her oldest child and only daughter. I see … Continue reading

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Aura Floss #2 (Breakout Session)

The leader Lois dug herself a pit, inverted it to set herself on top, and laid a condescension line from it to twitching auditors. I wish she’d stop instructing, take a seat and look around. I’m almost moved to help … Continue reading

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Aura Floss #1

This job requires someone who can speak effectively, with openness and sense. The organizers of the program seek a soul attractive, for intelligence is not enough; charisma’s needed too. Ability to take correction must be present, and no arrogance will … Continue reading

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My Favorite Monster

I thought I knew, a thousand days ago, the secret to the wisdom of my age. But I let go the clue where I don’t know and now I find myself within a maze. I need to pause and recollect … Continue reading

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Spa

The port side of her chin has got a crease as if impressed by linen on her skin, but it’s instead a mark of years, a piece of lost elastic collagen within. And yet that visage hosts a blemish too: … Continue reading

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