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Ants and Wedding Dresses

What was that? Early morning waking and spine still creeping with crawling ants and a nice policeman at the thickly padded door. Waking and wondering at the man inside her kitchen, doing dishes, who was he, this blend of old and new, she’d thought more of old until that odd door swung open. A clean…

The Ward

  I watch you all in the darkness, my own chest tight and uneasy. In this cold, quiet space, with only whispers in the air. My tasks to complete; every quarter of an hour, yet there are no clocks here. Asleep for now, are your demons resting? Or does the torture continue as you lie?…

And Death Spoke

  The big grey building changes the landscape as I look across the horizon toward the north. In the sky the clouds appear as a fuzzy blanket of dark moving toward the west. Supposedly it rains, for I can see drops in the puddles, though feel nothing hitting my face. The air is a chilly…

Korrinne

Kindness took the watch with no hands, then lent it her own, strong and filled with love and patience. Hope took the Cheshire cat with no smile, gave up her lips full and teeth bright with night’s starlight. Compassion took the broken body with no bones, built it up with her mighty deeds and errands…

Mind-Strong

photo credit “The Nightmare” Henry Fuseli As I move about this space, in this time, in my part of this world that belongs to me, on this day, I offer no excuse. As I attempt my daily tasks, do my deeds, walk in the where I need to be, on this day, I offer no…