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In Memory of The Pulse Nightclub Victims

A repost from 1 year ago.* This poem was inspired by the recent Pulse Nightclub tragedy in Orlando, Florida, a town I grew up in and live near today. Like millions of others around the world I have so many … Continue reading

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Because Cancer Sucks

Because my mother would die just 4 days later. Because I’m still grieving. Because life is fleeting. Because there is someone that you need to call or visit and tell them that you love them. Because cancer sucks! https://thispedestrianlife.wordpress.com/2011/06/28/shell-be-alright/   … Continue reading

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Her Story

Her story ended 5 years ago tomorrow. Or did it? I can still smell it, the aroma of it, in a Sunday pot roast slow cooking on my counter and also in the domestic union of fabric meeting hot metal … Continue reading

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She Walks Alone

Silver hair, slight build, they were nearly twins. White baseball caps, baby blue Members Only windbreakers, freshly pressed khaki trousers and matching white tennis shoes. Always ready with a golf umbrella for two, the Mr. carrying it overhead if the … Continue reading

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Bucket List

Bucket List To live and dream in color Your hand in mine To use up all of our paint Repeatedly And scour the earth for more To taste the honeysuckle sunshine of your smile Until I depart on a zephyr … Continue reading

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 Mama’s Love

My mother lost her physical battle with cancer on July 2, 2011 but her spirit remains in everything good and beautiful. When I need strength, I think of her.  When I picture love, I picture her.  I wrote this for her … Continue reading

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Niches

I went somewhere I’d rather not have gone today, to a funeral for the father of one of my students.  As a result of that unwelcome trip, I learned a new word, “innichement”.  Unable to find the definition through all … Continue reading

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Like You Were Dying

“Set your eyes on your death and you will receive each breath of life as a gift.” Faouzi Skali The headlines today read “Dozens hurt, at least 2 killed in the Birmingham, Alabama tornado.”  The next one was “2 more bodies … Continue reading

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All That We Love Deeply Becomes A Part Of Us

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge — myth is more potent than history — dreams are more powerful than facts — hope always triumphs over experience — laughter is the cure for grief — love is stronger than … Continue reading

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She’ll Be Alright

Our phone conversations don’t occur as early in the day as they used to, because the dawns bring racking waves of nausea and heaving.  The lumps in her neck and throat are making it more difficult for her to swallow (dysphagia) and talk.  Sustenance comes in … Continue reading

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