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Empty Answers

At a window that was forever the night she sang from the emptiness that knew her heart’s deepest longing. Starlight accepted her questioning and wiped her silver tears when moonlight found her grief. Even if she counted the stars there’d … Continue reading

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Searching for Sanity

Where has sanity gone? Chased away. She held her child in her arms and cried the day. People killing reason, killing children, killing the society that should protect them. Weary wisdom bowed, its tears running. Enlightened voices silenced with deadly … Continue reading

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The Wait

In school, she painted smiles. At home, at night, she waited for floorboards to creak outside her door, for her door to open. Outside, children waited for birthdays, the Easter Bunny, and Santa on his sled. Inside, she waited for … Continue reading

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Making it Right

Little though she was, she knew what it was to be discarded. The rock she sat upon was home, the road walked alone, brokenhearted. Waking dreams walked, beside her they talked about hope and purpose. Imagination held her, hand in … Continue reading

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Threadbare Rabbit

How silly, having kept bunny, how overly sentimental. An old, stuffed rabbit, stitched and mended, the fabric loved until threadbare and thin. Oh bunny, never forgotten, poor flattened rabbit. Two small hands in size —just right for a child’s grasp, … Continue reading

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Her Life

She felt it all, each gentle current and buffeting wind, for she was in a fragile place while dying. There was the raging storm outside, it assailed with its fists. There was the dysphoric storm inside, it clawed at her … Continue reading

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A Child’s Guide to Survival

Be undemanding and forever helpful and let silence mark your presence. Cling to life’s darkest shadows, a small part of your penance. Cast your gaze downward, young dear, yet always display a smile. Show not that you’re living in fear … Continue reading

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