Thursday, November 01, 2012

this was the quiet
before the ferocious storm
shook feathers from ducks 
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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

I'm blessed with the most
spectacular friends in the world
who can create such beauty
with cloth, thread,
and love.
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someone once told me
that if I ate one of these red seeds
that a magnolia tree would grow
in my belly
 all these years later
I still wonder what it would have tasted like,
but even more than that,
I wonder if a magnolia tree would really
grow in my belly 
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Thursday, September 27, 2012

do you ever feel
like you wish you had fewer
choices to pick from?
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Saturday, September 15, 2012

it's complicated
acknowledging your feelings
being true to mine
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

to plow ahead like
a railroad train or tiptoe
like a spider up a wall
it's all about balance,
knowing when to dive,
when to tread
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

it is in slowing
down and watching critters when
perspective returns
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

do you ever have a feeling
that you'd really rather not
dig any deeper
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Saturday, August 18, 2012

A man, Duane Hanson,
sculpted this from polyester resin.

She blows my mind.

As wonderfully as she is made
the very act of sculpting her
out of a carcinogen
killed Duane Hanson.

I wonder what it cost God
to make all of us.
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Thursday, August 16, 2012

How is it that we are here, as
Opposed to anywhere else, like
Michigan?  We all have our reasons,
Everyone belongs somewhere.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I'm a list person
adding, omitting, crossing out.

Sometimes just noticing how
the words pile on top of one another
can instill excitement
or dread
or inspire a simple wish
to see more white
on the page
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Sunday, August 12, 2012

a loaded bobbin,
a window of time, and the
blessing of purpose
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Friday, August 10, 2012

these sweltering days
as heavy as dog's breath
I dream of autumn 
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