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Step Off the Ferris Wheel

I thumb through the photo album. There I am in at age six wearing a Sunday plaid suit. Defiant, I dart my tongue at the camera.   In high school, a pudgy face and body from boarding school starch, I slouch in the Y of a tree.   In college, tan, golden hair, I fondle […]

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Re-wild Your Life

When wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone National Park two decades ago, many things changed. The forests filled out in places where deer had over-grazed them. Smaller animals such as beavers, otters, songbirds and hawks flourished in the newly abundant ecosystem. And even the rivers changed course due to their shores being strengthened by plant growth. Imagine […]

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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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Naked on the Throne

Please enjoy this poem and image by Ariana Harley Naked on the Throne I have worn the costume of politician beggar housewife doctor of killer soldier cook and thief. You have known me as mother lover child stranger. But I don’t want to play Halloween any longer. Teacher, deafen my ears to finally hear Sound. […]

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