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Querida Amada

  We were on a walk in the woods. “You know,” my girl said. “When you decided to become a mama, all the babies in heaven lined up out the door to be yours. And I grabbed my brother by the hand and cut to the front of the line …” *** I had inquired […]

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Her Mercy

When you’re kneeling through the hours, And you’re doubting your given powers, And when you’re ready for her mercy, And you’re worthy, It will come … It will come When you’re broken, When your heart is finally open, When you’re down, Down and troubled, When you’re lost among the rubble … Mercy, mercy, coming to […]

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The Secret To Happiness

    I love life! my little guy said recently out of nowhere. What makes you say that? I asked. Well, he said. You always think you know what to expect. But then things never turn out how you expect them to be. I love that! Incredibly, this had come on a day when my […]

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Riptide

The wound is the place where the light enters you.                                              – Rumi In January, I dreamed I was driving through a winding tunnel down Highway 1 in complete darkness. And while I wanted […]

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The Alchemist

  “We lead our lives like water flowing down a hill, going more or less in one direction until we splash into something that forces us to find a new course.” – Arthur Golden *** You are magic, his lips whisper into mine. I dip down into him. So that our lips rest together. And […]

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Chiaroscuro: Moon of Fire

Give me the flammable life I’m cold as a match Ready to strike So here I go … It started with a spark And burned into the dark So here I go … Something From Nothing, Foo Fighters *** It is 3:30 in the morning and I am awake. Again. It happens a lot these […]

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