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Aurora

    Once upon a time, there was a Little Girl Who Shone Like the Sun. She was a Little Girl with a Wild, Beautiful Heart and Passion for Yellow. One day, the Mother planted a Tree with Big Yellow Flowers – in honor of her Little Girl – on the Edge of Their Home. Years passed. […]

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Motherless Child

*** 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* … *** I sat at the counter waiting for my food to come. Hiding my face under my Virgin of Guadalupe trucker hat. “Excuse me,” said a woman who had […]

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Birthday Magic

  My girl woke up early this morning to wish her brother a happy birthday. “Good morning, my little sugar lump!” she said to the boy wrapped like a tamale in his flannel duvet. “Happy Birthday! I love you! Today you’re eleven!” “Not yet,” he said. “I’m still ten. Mom, what time was I born?” […]

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CoCo & LaLa

      “Are you two twins?” the woman asks in all seriousness. “Or just sisters … ?” We look at each other in disbelief. But funny that … Although we have known of each other since adolescence, we have only recently become friends. And yet … *** We are two girls from the land […]

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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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Sapphire Heart

  Things had gotten hard. As they will; as they do. I lay beside her. Tears slid silently into my hair. And through my despair, I remembered. I remembered Love Heals. *** We were getting ready for bed. It was the last night before she left childhood behind. I was making my bed, and a feather […]

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