Monthly Archives: February 2019

I’m Not Friendly

I’m sorry if I strike you cold. I am. I’m not friendly, never had the nerve to be. Stone cold, uncertain. Eleven schools in twelve years.  Alcoholic father, enabling mother.  Poor, misfit taking nothing for granted, especially being liked.

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Excerpt on Harriet Tubman by Sonia Sanchez, Poetry Foundation

Imagine her saying: I freed a thousand slaves, could have freed a thousand more if they only knew they were slaves    …   Visit 2/23/19 Poetry Foundation info@poetryfoundation.org via gmail.mcsv.net 

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Haibun

The woman who ironed our clothes on the farm was with us when we visited the patch of forest we cut for lumber. I thrilled with unspeakable elation when she told me there was an easier way to say “the … Continue reading

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Staying Present

Originally posted on mehflowers:
Dusk silences the world without a sound Snowcapped houses blend with winter’s ground Aromas from my kitchen bid me come Lighted with the warmth of love I’ve found ? Tomorrow like a thief comes uninvited Spins…

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A Thought Just Flittered into My Mind…

What if it turned out that God is dark skinned, and the bigots refused to enter heaven and stood outside heaven’s gates for eternity?   Pixabay

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Excerpt from Melanie Nathan

https://oblogdee.blog/ San Francisco, CA (February 14, 2019) –- The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) filed a federal lawsuit today challenging the Trump administration’s new policy forcing asylum seekers to return … Continue reading

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hello

HELLO “How are you today?” “Uh. Ingrown toenails.” “That’s good…Oh, my cell phone…” Who was that?

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