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Despair

Succumbing to fears, 

a chasm grows, swallowing

faith’s and hope’s remains.

 

 

*Featured image by cocoparisienne on Pixabay.com.

 

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Hunger

Wants and needs entwined,

grown and groomed to ambition.

Life, insatiable!

 

 

*Featured image by Charles Deluvio on Unsplash

 

 

 

 

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Anger and a lesson learned

I am not sure if it’s the relentless  summer heat or if it’s part of aging, as suggested by my friend,  but my patience well has been quite dry lately.  In other words, I find myself way more easily irritated.  I couldn’t even stand hearing myself when I gave in to these petty annoyances as it’s impossible to shove angry words back in once they have been callously spat and sputtered out.Read More »

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Protecting our privacy on smartphones

Smartphones have become staples in our daily lives.  I can’t imagine my life without one.  My kids, I know, would agree with this statement most vehemently.  But, do you know that every activity we do on our phone is usually logged in the phones’ local storage?  I fear losing my phone because once unlocked, it can potentially reveal all the details about me, from banking information to all my chats to my browsing activities.  And no, going back to flip phones isn’t an option.Read More »

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Dear brother…

The room is now empty, the bed half made

An empty shampoo bottle lies forlorn on the floor

The gray ottoman returned to its quiet empty corner

Where your black luggage had recently sat in a bloated slump, half unzippedRead More »

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Foxtrot in the kitchen

It is the most wonderful thing when a memory catches up with one unexpectedly.  Maybe it’s the balmy summer night air or maybe it’s the sight of a box of waffle ice cream cones that sat unopened on my kitchen counter top.  But, I found myself pulled into a dance that took place half a lifetime ago.Read More »

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Cruelty

“People talk sometimes of a bestial cruelty, but that’s a great injustice and insult to the beasts; a beast can never be so cruel as a man, so artistically cruel.”

~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

News of late have just simply been upsetting and are beyond my ability to comprehend.  I know that suffering is unavoidable, that unfairness exist in our lives.  But, to see human cruelty so blatantly executed and even defended leave me reeling in disbelief and anger.  Children so young were forcibly separated from their parents and put in cage-like confinements.  To even try and justify that is obscene. As a mother, as a woman…no, as a mere human being, I am beyond horrified.  Every day has been a test to the limit of our forbearance.  The decision to halt the separation provides a slight relief but I brace myself for the uncertainty of tomorrow.  Cruelty, after all, knows no bounds.

 

*Featured image by Michael Benz on Unsplash