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Belief Leaves

for Tim (Spuncounterguy) Beliefs unfurled from us like leaves from trees, responding to a light and warmth from high, and we were labelled by the shapes of these, the differences dividing you and I. And when cold facts have made … Continue reading

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Child of Exiles

In nineteen sixty three, when I was born, my parents had just recently been torn from Cuba which had been their lifelong world till its descent to tyranny had hurled vast numbers of the people of that isle toward a … Continue reading

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Nocturnal Singers

for Miriam When everything that brought you joy looked gone, and it seemed joy would come your way no more, you wondered how on Earth you could go on when misery was all that lay in store, and unaware of … Continue reading

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Living Motive

for Miriam by way of Emily Dickinson If she could keep a single heart from breaking, she knew her life would not have been in vain, or if she simply quelled another’s aching, subdued the onslaught of another’s pain. I’d … Continue reading

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Kindling

Like trees respond to light with buds that bloom, I want the kindness anyone shows me, at times like sunlight puncturing deep gloom, to blossom from my thankfulness and be a deed that will unfurl like petals do on branches, … Continue reading

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Appellation Litany

For You, the mystery that no one tames, I list, to picture You, a stream of names… Deliverance River Adoration Door Ineffable Life Oneness Fountain Affliction Dissolvent Desolation Solution Inextinguishable Candle Mercy Reservoir Cynicism Antidote Soul Lifeboat Intelligent Wind Gratitude … Continue reading

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Warning

on behalf of James Lapin “For thirty years I’ve had to use a wheel chair because of alcohol I drank in youth, and sometimes it’s been difficult to bear to think of all the things that I can’t do, because … Continue reading

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