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a curious visit


she showed up unannounced
like a mongrel looking for a free lunch

it had been so long I didn’t recognize her
until she started speaking

she had been beaten so many times
her eyes were as uncertain as the sea

she spoke softly but with quick hands
small and unbelievably smooth

curious to discover what brought her here
I would eventually become disappointed

although she wasn’t exactly welcome
she was family
and there was nothing I could do



august two thousand seventeen
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death in the family


it doesn’t take much
to flip on the switch
and drop down deep
into a chasm
of a distant memory

self-prescribed doses
of self-hypnosis
transports the mind
toward understanding
ancestral realities

old candles aflame
from wishful thinking
exposes wormholes
of new dimensions
leading to affinity


april two thousand thirteen
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