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Faultline, an edgy excerpt

For Linda Watanabe McFerrin, author and teacher who inspires the writing of sexy stuff. Faultline  – an excerpt Fog  Urges from frigid ocean to widen and spread Surges toward a naked coast.   Fog Rolls with cells of human debris Like herds of headless snakes.   Fog Mounts the ridge of wet grass and wood and spills, goes down on valleys  of brush and...

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A Prayer, I Guess

A Prayer, I Guess

  I got still alright I went within Calmed a raging mind And sat in my unthinkable moment But nothing. I yelled ‘now what?!’ Blank    nothingness When the unthinkable happens It seems, nothing snaps Or jolts you from the life you had The trees don’t lean a different way Or die from the shock of change In fact  They shed leaves, as they do, and New leaves decide...

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Beat, Splay, Shove ~~~ A New Year’s Resolution

Beat, Splay, Shove ~~~ A New Year’s Resolution

I don’t know about you, but I was pretty nice to 2013. I went with the flow in January, a month as rude as the cold snap was long. I observed and unfolded as February flirted with the Oscars, and change. In breath; out expectation. Politely, I bowed to March, April, May. Grateful through summer, in the moment into fall. Through lay-offs and false starts, I was positively positive, aligned with...

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Fifty Shades of … huh?

4/10/13: Still no grey tie. 5/4/12  – So I finished reading ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’.  While I couldn’t be happier for new author E. L. James  – and don’t begrudge her any one of her millions, or her newfound fame, I do understand her baffled look when she is questioned on the incredible sales and interest in her books. I’m not sure, also too...

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Fifty Shades of Pink

4/24/12 Picking up a copy of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, was like Regis Philbin buying crack with a bag of quarters. I slunk into Barnes and Noble, chosen for its size and the chance of an anonymous purchase. Collar up, I scoured the best selling racks, the fiction/literature section; the new authors stand. Nothing. I spied a woman in a smock with a name tag. But she was on lunch and...

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