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Reminding

The ghost of the old mecreaks the floors,flickers the lights, puts images in my head    remindinghow far I’ve come.Through the dark,lips blowing ash,shaped by experience,by symbols all around, a story of eternitylike a drain in the floorswallows everything,    reminding that there’s a beginning,    remindingthat there’s an end,    considering that there’s neither.That […]

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I Have Shit to Do

I Have Shit To Do We’ve all been through some wild times over this last year. Some worse than others. Anxiety, although having been on a collective rise for years, has hit some mountainous peaks. How do we deal with it all? Well, an easier question to answer is how do I deal. Aside from […]

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Beautiful Snarl

Imagine seeing something for what it is.Lovely.Imagine it not being something that we lack andnot our competitor.Imagine what you call inspiration,not as a bar you’ve failed to reach,andlet it be as you see it.Lovely.Do you get envious of the sun?Shout jealousy at the moon?Growl at a blooming flower?Why go and trample the rose?Why snarl and […]

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Under Shade

In the morning comes disorder,  fresh magnetic sounds flooding outside my window. In the meat of a forty-foot Blue Spruce are  battle cries, and birds suddenly begin to rain down in chase, black, blue, and white, like a paint palette tipped too far.  I step outside, walking and watching, investigating as  something pulls my eyes […]

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We Swim

Let us swim. We have reached the ocean.  Some have yachts, most, however, are flailing in a current, swept out without even having noticed how far offshore we are. One moment you were waving a flag, the next it was wrapped around your feet, entangled around your arms, caught in your throat, dragging you to the […]

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Speak to Be Alive

  Life is made from a chosen stone the same way Michelangelo’s creations were made from chosen stones. We select our endeavors and then we begin to chisel away. At different points our process stares back incomplete, forming in amniotic experience, growing by push and pull and choice and belief. When in full expression, our […]

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Zen Man

I didn’t see him sitting there and neither did the dog. Usually, he’s unmistakable with his schizophrenic swagger, his hair emptied in a crop circle among a field of gray follicles.  How we both missed him, how the dog failed to smell him, my amazement in how I didn’t smell him. Listen,  being homeless and […]

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Giver of Shine

  Friend, never rollover.  With your expanded lungs  and your racing heart there you hang,  swinging there  from ropes as an explorer,  leaping from earth into night sky; here you look back, induce a feeling of awe and we watch you, we watch you exhale stars, suns  popping up like acne  on our children’s adolescent […]

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Broken Window

    The simple quiet. How fallen leaves clog the gutters,  how our dirty mop swings from an old rusted  flower pot hanger.  The garage door is  crooked,  sags to one side  like a smirking friend;  it leaks a little,  yeah,  but we all leak a little.  This ample quiet creates a stillness.  Some peace […]

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My Master Plan For You

  By James Ulay, CEO, Personality of Interest, (Multi-Millionaire) : Transcribed by (Sexy) Secretary Mary First Session: Rough Draft: All words or phrases in parentheses are comments by me, Mary. Keep steady on him that ‘sexy’ should most definitely be left out of the subtitle. Also, consider co-author, or ghost-writer heading, instead of ‘transcribed’ for […]