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Gracie

The wetness of her black nose and The warmth of her brown eyes Tells me she is fine and Challenges me to deserve her trust

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Privilege

I try to live in peace Acknowledging the privilege I inherited by the color of my skin. My faith asks me to do to others as I would expect them to do to me. I work hard on this. Every day. … Continue reading

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For better or worse

Sheltered together After thirty-seven years Is challenge to truth

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3 North

Elaine sits stoically at the chipped pentagon shaped table in 3 North. One floor above, in 4 North, her daughter paces a walkway – also chipped. Astonishingly, her mother is also here – in a brick and mortar wing reserved … Continue reading

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Virus Verse

Alone I continue to be in self-quarantine, nothing more to do than some verses glean. Using the words neglected thus far, I hope to pen a poem that raises the bar. Last night in the wee morning hour I penned … Continue reading

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Fall Leaves

Leaves explode from tires Like shot from a 12-gauge gun Scatter the pavement

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Under the Bridge

Ensconced under the bridge in makeshift shelters of salvaged rusty metal like rolling stones that gather no moss No roots Free Careless Avoiding responsibility Nearby moss appears as an innovator attached to buttresses supporting the weight of the world above … Continue reading

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Looking for Burt’s Bees

Scattered yet organized among the crag and concrete. There has to be a story among the debris. Dumped from despair? Flung in frustration? Scattered in silliness? The collection not yet worn enough to become a castoff for those in transition. … Continue reading

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Morning Walk

Days get shorter Overnight darkness lingers longer Walking at the usual time Now dark:30 Days, in fact, seem never to begin Nature’s clock calibrated to time not matched by the light Walking at the usual time Still dark:30 Over and … Continue reading

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On the Riverwalk

Locked eyes Worn reluctant brown and early morning blue She dared him to continue with his chosen task His freedom reduced to this – Finding relief between the evergreen and brick Locked eyes Tired reluctant brown and early morning blue … Continue reading

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