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The Man She Married

She eyes this man A bloated and breathless wretch Thankfully, this wasn’t the man that she married No, her vows had been made To someone straight, tall and young On that better day so long ago Yet what had she … Continue reading

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Feasting in Life

People feast during death. At least here in the South, we do. Give us a funeral, and we show up with food. Lots and lots of food. Go ahead, joke about funeral food. The fried chicken, deviled eggs and potato … Continue reading

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Little Girl Lost

How did she forget who she was made to be The secret DNA of a person somehow lost in all the clutter of living Hidden by personas added to appease Additions that never quite achieve Only diluting the core of … Continue reading

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Quarter of a Tank

One of my coworkers never lets her car get below a quarter of a tank of gas. It is a great policy to have. I always intend to stop and fill up, but it just doesn’t seem to work out … Continue reading

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A Little Misunderstanding

It was a simple misunderstanding. I went to Big Lots because you never know what you are going to find. And after my day spent dealing with bankers, I needed an adventure. Even if it were just of the discount, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Black. I wore black today. It might not seem quite as festive as your red, white and blue color coordinated outfit, but it seemed more appropriate. It was a small thing. The choice of which shirt to wear. A 15 … Continue reading

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Grant, what kind of ice cream do you want? Plain or Snickers? I asked my 2 year old nephew. ‘Nickers, ‘nickers, I want ‘nickers! Uhhmm, do you know what Snickers is, Grant? No. Yeah, he ended up with vanilla. Sometimes plain is … Continue reading

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The Voice of Pain

I woke up on Saturday and couldn’t move. The pain in my left shoulder increased with every little move. It was bad. Hours later, I had done everything I could think of to ease the hurt and nothing from my … Continue reading

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Living Out the Mundane

Some days, it feels like all you can do to just get to the end of the day. I’ve had some of those lately, but that wasn’t today. Some days feel just about perfect. I haven’t had any of those lately. … Continue reading

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Ode to My Aching Bones

 Oh, how I wish I could tell you how tired I am But you might feel the same way too Then there would be no need to explain it to you This aching in my bones says I have to … Continue reading

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