Monthly Archives: September 2010

the quiet woman

A trivet sits on my stove top, a place to set a hot pot or a taster’s spoon. It’s a cast iron frame with a ceramic tile inserted and painted on it is an 18th century New England Inn sign. … Continue reading

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Gay Rights and the Privilege of Marriage

I’m unconvinced this is about rights. It’s about equality. But I’ll get to that in a minute or two. While life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness may not be constitutional provisions, they are the goal, the philosophy upon which … Continue reading

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quotidian

Relegated to the Wednesdays of your days And alternate weekends of your months I’m left without you quotidian By some mandate of the State Had I known this when you joined me I’d have spent more time at home More … Continue reading

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grateful

Dip into this liquid epidermis and Navigate the passage of this ocean’s soul When inside half I feel, Outside again I’m whole. Ashore gone blind has wont to see At sea beyond liquid refraction. Only to mine eyes is known … Continue reading

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turned

I’ve yet to see your face though I’ve felt your breath on my neck that time at pavement passing ‘neath my feet too quick to yield myself alive and once when heart and mind disagreed with autonomy derived from nature’s … Continue reading

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step

it has since coined a tone derogatory to anyone found behind its description a modifier of confusing relation instead of mounting a new path and it has attached to you not unlike the siliceous slipper that remained on temporary princess … Continue reading

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measure

this stone wrest on riverbank and cleansed by currents rolled into form clear and smooth knocked off the rough and ungainly to the one who picked it up and threw it back to river bottom not skipping wakes and eddies … Continue reading

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patronized forbearance

Like it or not, the way we treat people is inextricably linked to the way we value them and that value is drawn from an emotion of love or an emotion of fear. Continue reading

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the third word

For as long as I can remember I’ve been told that I’m lost, or that I am searching for happiness or peace. And somewhere along the line I agreed, probably when I was very young, probably in Primary. As a … Continue reading

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