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The Paladin

  You offered to banish my nightmares and be a light to shine in my darkness to ride boldly in as befits a champion, a Knight, with white horse prancing… To walk me, carefully, into the sunshine and hand me … Continue reading

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What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath ~   Take a long breath. Hold it deep so that your lungs can remember, then plunge your face into the water, breaking the surface holding the world in silent stasis. Push your arms through, climb out … Continue reading

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I Remember

I remember trying, spending time in the mirror and inspecting my walk, striding towards then away, pulling in my stomach, never admitting to lip hair removal. Trying to learn eyeliner and to walk in new shoes. I remember when it … Continue reading

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Spite Houses

The world has become intertwined, a neighborhood of spite houses, with border guards under every rock, peering in every window, sifting through your trash, and ripping bits from tossed out letters to wave in vicious triumph. They stand watch for … Continue reading

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I Lock the Door

I lock the door upon myself and swallow any cries and beat the walls with fists made strong with resolve for I do not want this life of richness of feelings of a constant cacophony of want any longer. I … Continue reading

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Silver Threads

Silver Threads ~ Silver threads caught the light and disappeared into a shifting pattern of flowers and vines and a garden held taut and dust free against the wall forever. And people filed past it and looked and wondered where … Continue reading

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All Those Nights

  All those nights and grey grainy mornings and all the days of long hours and sour air, all the sitting and sighing and too sad to think of anything not tinged with sulfur, and trying to ignore something that … Continue reading

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Violet

Her name was Violet and her scent was violet and she wore violets in her hair. The air was violet tinted when she started to speak,  and the low voiced words may have not made sense, but it was worth … Continue reading

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At Sea

I have lost track of the days at sea,  and I have forgotten what dry looks like,  and the sky and water meet edgeless and endless,  and my eyes see the lines in the clouds and follow them like street … Continue reading

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The Motley Folk

Tell us a joke and we will laugh and laugh, buy you a drink and introduce you ’round. You may look askance at our coats of fine velvet and raggedy edged denim, our feathers and wool and cameos dulled from … Continue reading

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