weight and age

my house has been creaking and groaning lately joints stiffened, spine misaligned old wounds throbbing with the shift in the weather for the first time i noticed a silver thread among the cowlick hair shocked upright by the scar that arcs down my head it joins the company of others earlier earned i am still…

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strange sunrise

i looked out the window at the perfect moment one morning to see the sky washed in raspberry-colored clouds as the sun conquered the horizon when i looked back a few minutes later the blaze had faded and the naked trees were stark against a background of gray brilliance swallowed by gloom so it was centuries…

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dream job

dear God, can my spiritual gift be butter? i’m sort of joking, but i’m also sort of serious. when it comes to expressing care and affection, i’m not always good with words. this is why i have a love-hate relationship with greeting cards. but i am pretty good at cooking and baking. a hug and…

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slow save

my generation is one that longs for permanence amid chaos. we might not express it that way or even consciously realize it, but still it’s there, an under-the-surface yearning that shapes our passions and actions. we grew up in a throw-away culture — nothing’s good unless it’s new; if it breaks pitch it and buy…

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were we better off?

all my hopes and dreams scatter like ashes; up in flames, a quiet disaster. one day something went wrong, everything changed. now we’re patching these holes in our souls where a ball and chain… we were better off when we were little children, when our faith came as easy as breathing. when we dreamed, we…

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translation found

i sit here in the darkness silent as the city noise streams through my open window this is not a night of knowing what to say so i stay speechless struck dumb by what i do not understand i cannot fathom that which is unfathomable i cannot imagine a bottomless pain i cannot envision hell to do…

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