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Thursday, December 05, 2019

Before

Before you decide what you think should be, make sure you understand what is.

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Monday, December 02, 2019

Simply is (Harrow)

Once we have agreed that true love exists, we may consider its nature.  It is not, as many misguided poets would have you believe, an event in and of itself; it is not something that happens, but something that simply is and always has been.  One does not fall in love; one discovers it.

Alix E. Harrow, The Ten Thousand Doors of January

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Sunday, December 01, 2019

Wine cake

Mom's birthday cake this year. Was delicious!

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Saturday, November 30, 2019

Other people's words

If you only hear other people's words as triggers to tell your own story, beware.

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Friday, November 29, 2019

Locks (Stallings)

As we shut each door,
It locks: we cannot enter anymore.

A. E. Stallings, from "Lost and Found"

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

And this is why Mom doesn't fix her own computer

Btw, it worked.

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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Frightening

What kind of mind decides to worship what it fears?

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

To excuse

We are much quicker to excuse what we like or deem customary or necessary.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Every day

Every day is an anniversary of infinity.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

The path

If suffering is the only path to achievement,
how far along it should we travel?

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

On religion

Religion is the ketchup of philosophy.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

New poems

+15

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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Nothing

Nothing is as disturbing as realizing what your friends and neighbors think is real and true.

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Friday, November 08, 2019

Pretense/Pose

There are worse things than false bonhomie, but not many.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Pattern

What if all we are is a pattern that recognizes patterns?

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

Made and Unmade

Roanoke Review has accepted my poem "Made and Unmade" and will publish it in their 2020 edition.

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Tuesday, October 08, 2019

You have chosen

Never look to the one you have chosen
to follow for reassurance.

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Wednesday, October 02, 2019

The mind

The mind knowing itself
is the mind knowing its model of itself.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

If you only

If you only see, say, do
what others see, say, do,
then what is the point of you?

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

When you can

Choose wisely: things are often easier to pick up than they are to put down.

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