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2020 in 3 acts by
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Prompted By Pandemic Summer

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                                 1 Somehow I landed pet sitting/housesitting gig On my river Sweetest of elder dogs A month of easy income And re-focus on my own Life essence in the body Then the world shook With tremors at first Then waves…
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Dream time by
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Prompted By Dreams

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Awaken to the Dream Long before we are birthed to this life, to these bodies,  someone dreams us into existence. These ethereal threads that are woven throughout our life hold the patterns,  warp and weave of the holy meaning to our days and nights. When the sacred spinning, the endless calling that  finally finds voice…
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Springtime Blossoming by
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Blossoming                    What are you doing, now? He asked me peering up with my line of sight. I am giving the wisteria a standing ovation! As he shakes his head my heart pulls toward admiring the purple tresses of the vine- so stunning, arresting in their  delicate…
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Retiring Expectations by
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Prompted By Retirement

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I’m a planner.  Like to have all  Potentialities acknowledged, Surveyed, and appropriate Responses in hand and heart.   So growing up I  Knew I was a teacher. The evolution of  Who I was teaching all  Neatly corralled in the Pen of possibility I  Keep stocked with vigilance   My storybook love With a soul mate,…
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Anne by
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Anne She was a quiet girl, soft of face soft of movement, and her long brown hair often curtained her eyes so as to be soft of broadcasting feelings. Both of us were novitiates to the  buzzing tech-worshipping work world where we met. We hit it off, mostly  because at age 18,   we knew…
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A Moving Poem by
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Prompted By Get Organized

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So I am thinking… I need to look at everything in this house that holds 31 years of marriage and two grown children’s archives, and ask this 51 year old almost single self what do you need? Which books of 5 full book cases do you have to have near you? Which wall hanging/photos are…
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General Store by
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Prompted By Shopping Local

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General Store Sears and Roebuck The original Amazon The circles of  time-periscoping Evolution Of the landmarks of our Consumerist commitment— Beacons that guided Our travels Before GPS   White Front  To Gemco To Target   Rexall To Longs To CVS To Cannabis dispensary   Mr. Jordan’s corner tobacco/liquor  To 7-11 To million dollar condos  …
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I-pad Magnet or My prayer for Millennials by
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My small screen Is a black hole That sucks me into The miasmic plasma Of hidden light, That both connects And separates me To and from others I sense the forever Yearning The existential hole Where we plug in Hoping to feel  An integrity  That constantly falls Apart, on its way To wholeness My tether…
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Mother by
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Prompted By Earth Day

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Mother Once a Native American man told me that if you lie face down  with head pointed north and feet pointed south the earth mother would accept any grief  in your heart                       cleansing you, freeing                   …
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Releasing Roots by
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Prompted By Women We Admire

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Releasing Roots I pull out Mama’s earrings From the tangle of jewelry In the re-used coconut butter jar, Gently pressing them  Into the ears that  She pierced with an icy potato And a thin-pained needle When I was 11 years old.  They were her favorites And though she taught me That earrings don’t have to…
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