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Dark Caves by
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Prompted By Refugees

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My sometimes vigilant parents rushed to the television button a couple of beats too late to protect me from this grim portal on life and death. 
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Pandemic Blues by
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But the pandemic has exposed and eroded me, along with the world I live in. 
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My MRI Photo Booth by
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Prompted By Photo Booths

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When I think of photo booths, I think of freaking out in an MRI tube.
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Spare Me The Quaintness by
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I’ll take a clean, business-like, functioning, reliable, no nostalgia Hilton Garden Inn anytime/anywhere.
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The Dead Mouse (and her Dead Baby) by
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Death is an impenetrable wall.  I can etch messages into my side of it, yearning, regretting, remembering with exquisite fondness her smile...
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Time Stopped by
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Prompted By Time

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Sometimes, as in the case of my high school math class, time stopped.
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An Example of Resistance by
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Prompted By Scouting

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“We are your bad conscience,” said one of the leaflets. “Everyone wants to exonerate himself from his share of the blame … But it cannot be done: everyone is guilty! guilty! guilty!”"
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“…moon river and me” by
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“Moon river, wider than a mile I’m crossing you in style some day Oh, dream maker, You heart breaker Wherever you’re going, I’m going your way…"
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The Shelf Life of Eggs by
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Prompted By Comfort Food

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...notwithstanding any other food fear, sentiment, fixation, longing, dream, taboo, burp, or memory I may have or ever had, there will always be the wondrous egg, scrambled, poached, boiled, easy-over, omeleted, cooked fancy or plain, my best breakfast friend.
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A Block of Newspaper by
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Prompted By Newspapers

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I tied piles of accumulated newspapers together to form a solid block of newspaper, which I used as a guest stoop.
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