Your words were found, and i ate them

once in the west — shades of grey; daylight and nightmare; ruins & kingdoms; tremendous trifles courage, dear heart — till we have faces in the year of jubilation … the knowledge of the holy; the place of the lion; the lay of the Lord — — — — — Written for Writer’s Digest’s November…

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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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