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Drawn Straight from Her Soul

The plummet, she decided, was a matter of inevitability. The truth of it, personal, and not for the reasons they claimed were true. Her fall was purposeful, having had enough of the material things they demanded she chase, the cost … Continue reading

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Taking Back Her Life

Incorporated serpent holding her tight, whispering desire, profiting, exploiting, monetizing her life, her mind. She was a falcon flying free, caught in a serpent’s coils, wrung as was wrung the land, the river she followed running dry. She screeched, bit … Continue reading

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Caught Between

Push and pull, caught in the middle, growing up too fast and not growing up at all. She wanted to hide, to cry in silence. She wanted to scream, let them know why. It made no sense wanting to die, … Continue reading

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Race to Conformity

Labels and tags… too old,  too young, never just right, defining us as not good enough until we die. We’re told to shirk labels, told to be ourselves, until our non-conformity stands out on the shelf. The label that matters, … Continue reading

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In Our Time

What should be right has left. What remains isn’t right. We search for truth while some cast us blind. The hating few must not stand with time. So, let history recall we knew what was right. Equality for all, the … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Dinosaurs

They’re gobbling up the planet and everyone else, no thought for tomorrow, only wealth. They’re yesterday’s dinosaurs, learning nothing from before, looting our future so they can have more. They ridicule the visionaries who want more for all, never understanding … Continue reading

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The Shining City on the Hill

The shining city on the hill. She believed. For, the city was hope, hope for her, for those who came after. They told her it was a myth, a lie, a fairytale, especially, they said, for people like her. The … Continue reading

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America Dystopia

Looking back, she should’ve wept sooner, should’ve recognized her heart’s truth, that it was the thugs and criminals in power who were enabling the poison. She should’ve known, should’ve understood, that when someone casually ignores death, they’ve no respect for … Continue reading

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Collective Strength

So long dismissed with condescending ridicule, described as unneeded by those who feared. Mistaken for a timid voice of weakness, yet millions of voices know the truth, voices still awaiting their rights. Time to free all of America, heal its … Continue reading

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The Story

There was a story they often told, they said it was her origin. They were wrong. Her story resided in a place they couldn’t see, it kept her alive when she should have died, when the lie they loved grew … Continue reading

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