The talented Kindra M. Austin very charitably nominated me for a Versatile Blogger Award.  To be honest, I can’t remember the rules: my mind, like my life, is filled with too much else, and I am a shallow pool. To honor the nomination, here’s a poem related to a topic we recently had an exchange over. (As always, my positions are optimistic, but my poem’s tone is pessimistic. Catharsis?) You should check out her site (unless you’re a poor soul who suffers being triggered by intermittent vulgarity, even when it comes with a big heart): her work can really hook you in

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Three Monotone Untracking Myopias


I’m going to release the song in my heart, and leap as I sing,

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In the Wake Of

After hours, the store looks strange:

the lighting’s wrong, the energy gone,

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This one is from nearly ten years ago, excavated from the archives of a now-defunct site. 

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The Hungering Umbra

I apologize that I’m only now getting to writing part five of the recent series of posts: it has been an unusually trying weekend, with some difficult, taxing, and painful choices that I really didn’t want to be confronted with making, and some that I have yet to make. Here is part of the fruit. 

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