Category Archives: Poetry

Where Snow Angels Hadn’t Yet Tread

Sparkling on the snow of another morning’s light were crystals of hope awaiting her hand to hold. She knelt in the white where snow angels hadn’t yet tread and grasped the life opportunity she thought she’d lost. Breathing in the … Continue reading

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Branches

a sapling trying to grow to find her way closer to the sky it was a lonely business being a tree no other trees near none to hold she gained a leaf then lost it still alone others too far … Continue reading

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Crossing the Chasm

she counted on one hand some days that required effort… on those fingers she found the times when a single moment was an unmistakable chasm between before and after time was fluid yet life possessed no flow instead, a corduroy … Continue reading

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Treasured Talks

five pounds and an ounce her beloved grandchild he’d grow-up to be a man one day in her thoughts impossibility rendered reality in her solitude where others let her be with her pain the day came when she whispered to … Continue reading

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A Tree in the Forest

a sapling that never grew uprooted its future exposed in lifelessness its life gone before she held it before mourning she knelt in the forest tears to soil senseless ending in her hands the life that might’ve been lingered as … Continue reading

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A Clock’s Tick

a moment, an instant in-between inspiration and plans before trauma and tragedy after the disbelief numbing all the air within depleted in an instant the impossible possible air riding a tempest fled knees not supporting collapsed searching for answers gone … Continue reading

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Other People’s Memories

She’d tried it for awhile, living on other people’s memories, other children playing in their yards, other parents holding their children tight. Those other recollections, though, carried her to other places best avoided, until she recognized the self-deceit they planted … Continue reading

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A Small Dark Place

It was something she did, never questioning why, finding a small dark place, a safe place to drain her eyes. It didn’t purge the memories, her reminders of abuse, but brought important reminders she could put to use. That small … Continue reading

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Reinventing Herself

In a night when the air was crisp, the moon full, and the leaves gathering she saw her future, not because it’d appeared, but because she’d made it happen. It was the end, not of an aging life, but a … Continue reading

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