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Death by Selfie

She stands with her back to the cliff edge camera poised arm’s length capturing the indigo sky and craggy canyon below.   She moves her head into the frame, poses just right eyes wide to disguise an intruding brow, daring smile to impress friends.   Tilting the camera to capture more she inches back and […]

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The True Mansion

We think it is so solid, this gingerbread house with its cookie siding, chocolate wafer roof and frosting accents, when really it is only butter, sugar and spice.   The walls we try to lean on crumble away with slight pressure or melt to mush in a glass of milk.   Fortunately the true mansion […]

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Loving Beyond the Cliff Edge

We ride horses across the plains, the air bittersweet with sage and sunflowers. I tie my bay to a ponderosa, as my brother, sister-in-law, and niece secure their horses.   We hike to a cliff overlooking Coyote Creek, a pooling oasis that trickles down from the Turkey Mountains.   My brother hands me the box, […]

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United by Our Essence

Oh virga, blue curtain in the sky I envy you. Suspended there in the glowing light never do you fall upon the ground, swirl down the drain, or lose yourself in a muddy puddle.   Instead your icy tendrels simply evaporate.   But I am a river riding across the contours of this rocky earth as the […]

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Invest in Me

I put money in real estate in the stock market in that high-yield CD. Goosebumps pimple the skin. How much will I make? the mind wonders.   The balance rises as I count the riches a warm blanket of safety across my life.   But then…always the condo sits vacant the Dow tumbles I need […]

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Melt into Love

The temperature warms. The ice melts. So does the frozen heart in the presence of the Beloved.   Happy Holidays!

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The Limitless Life

I make a budget write down sources: Coaching, book sales, rental payments will come. Groceries, utilities, mortgage payments will go. All computes well. Income covers outflow.   I’m safe.   But what if I get sick sued flooded broken lost?   Emotions flutter in my chest. Mind cannot compute.   It has no safety net […]

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Shed Your Shell

Oh crab with no permanent home you know truth that we inhabit shell after shell only as a means to our true identity.   You shed your home so readily. As you grow you take up a new conch or snail abode.   Only the Beloved can ease my grip on this temporary flesh and […]

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The Most Beautiful Pumpkin

In the patch I find the most beautiful pumpkin. Shaped like a compressed heart, it is symmetrical with a charcoal stem orange of a desert sunset.   I will give it to my friend. He will put it on his table and be joyous at its splendor.   I search and search for one as […]

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We Fall So We Can Rise

On a cloudy autumn day I pedal my bike along a ridge to a hilltop strewn with piñon trees, distant mountains visible in every direction. Elation brims over within me. I turn my bike downhill on a crazy-fun romp. I bank turns, skirt around trees and grind though gravel patches. A broad smile stretches across […]

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