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Sunny Silence

“The secret to joy: never suppress positive curiosity ; Get involved, because life is meant to be lived.” Pope Francis I step into the Walmart super-store and see them right away. “WOW,” I say out loud, with no one near … Continue reading

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In the broken place where we live, hope can be found in the cracks If a dandelion can push herself up from the earth though a sliver of light in cement and be called a weed —or a flower by … Continue reading

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Cactus Garden and Rose Garden

CACTUS GARDEN Balboa Park, San Diego, Ca Carrying their thorns proudly in ways we don’t think of, they reach tall, arching strong knowing each prickly spear each stay-away-from-me spike is part of who they are. Their blooming will arrive in … Continue reading

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Purging

Mixing in the muck of memory debris she sorts through feelings giving them names frames them in new ways though they still weigh heavy with silence like sunken skipping stones seeking new homes and the chance to play another day … Continue reading

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Clyde’s Grief

He doesn’t cry, or talk it out but sometimes writes, when feelings are too deep to speak and tears too dammed to spill His mother died, he did not cry and his pen could find no words but he worked … Continue reading

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Chime Muse

If it weren’t for this moment of quiet, resting in my “Lady’s Lair” I would miss hearing chimes caught in the breeze outside this upstairs window drifting long airy melodies into mid-day blue sky with no one to care or … Continue reading

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April Fools

They slide across the sky sly and laden with gray like a pack of hungry wolves keeping their prey at bay those clouds making un-kept promises for our dried up clay ©2018 Jean E. Taddonio

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