Monthly Archives: February 2019

Do You Know About OPEN CULTURE?

A free, inclusive, rare and awesome source of precious collections of all kinds, including historical antiquities.  I don’t know how I was lucky enough to get included, but you can add your name at Open Culture: The best free cultural … Continue reading

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In a Nutshell

It was all laid out for us to see.  More than the condition of our culture; more like the human condition.  Monkeys throwing coconuts at another who fell.  One congressman on the verge of a heart attack, in his wrath.  … Continue reading

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Little Miss Muffet on the Farm

One day at the farm in North Carolina, during a visit from my older cousins, I had an encounter with the big black writing spiders who left yellow messages in their big webs outside the house. I was the youngest … Continue reading

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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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