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You and Me—forever—Anne.

You and Me—forever—Anne. Anne kept her eyes shut and waited for her number to be called. A whiff of cigarettes made her grimace, even though it was a...
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"Willow's Tail" 13

Willow’s eyes glowed, she circled once and walked towards the delphiniums. “I think she wants you to follow her,” Perfidia chuckled, “just like that...
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Alternative Currency

Gold heavy galleons, round hulls banded velvet black, yellow, orange, white, sail- wings catching rainbows make their own wind between ports - wide...
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An Encounter With Self

I chase fireflies as eye-light changes to dim and loons begin to trill with delight- As I lay in my tent the sky is full of dark echoes. Nature earns...
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WebWorld (2.2)

We were making good time. We’d made the decision – without really making it - to avoid the main highway, to avoid going through larger towns where...
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In IKEA, he dreams about the woman he loves

I'm eating the usual Daim Bar cake, taking note as this incredible day continues to unfold like a bolt of silk. Kissed on the back of my neck by the...
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WebWorld (2.1)

Part 2 - The Road North 1. I’d like to say it was an uneventful drive and we got to our destination without incident. Sadly, the truth gets a lot...
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Maria's Diary 35 The Shipwreck

Chapter 35 The Shipwreck Where'er the foot of man hath trod, He feels the presence of a God: Around, above, beneath,-where'er His thought can reach,...
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The Myth of Olympians

I have played and followed sport all my life. I am thrilled by the endeavour, skill and sheer bloody-mindedness it takes to be the best at any sport. I just can't see the point of these Olympics, which are devalued by how they will be conducted. I really think a cancellation would have been better. Thousands of disappointed Olympian athletes, I know, but still... Image from wiki-commons fiddled with by me. Licence: CC BY 2.0
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100% Cotton

“Made in Vietnam” “Assembled in India” “Country of Origin – Mexico” Indentured rising in these t’s and shirts Tortured hands picking the cotton balls...
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Lilith and the Half-Cut Magician

Somebody booed. Bingo got tetchy.
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later

Woods' edge, evening, mid july. Walk through tall, wirey grass, make a dozen daddy long legs zizz up, spark-like in sideways sun, though each returns...
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Instead of throwing money at the sky

wouldn't it be great if there were a race to zero carbon between the world's most powerful nations? So much harder to achieve than rockets in zero...
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Covid and Genes

Lots of folks are concerned about getting their COVID shot. They are afraid that something worse than Covid will be the consequence of preventing...
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Sammy's Story

If we asked what'd happened he'd shrug and say: 'You know what happened.'
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Go Puny

Somewhat appalled, she watched a sort of inclemency unfold before her, the two people like gladiators of old in the circle, hurling insults like...
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I Bring You Back the Rock Pile

I've made it back home from home. My current home is in North Carolina. My home town state is New York. When I grew up, I was blessed with...
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Poem of the week

Another Night On a Bare Mountain

Night on a Bare Mountain (aka Night on Bald Mountain) is a series of compositions written by composer Modest Mussorgsky (1839 – 1881). It was only...
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