Ashes were her bed that were once her pyre embers fueled her spirit once a flaming combustion she became a smouldering heap toxic gasses of her past emitted upward proving hazardously flammable she willed it she wanted it never to combust or harm another out of her charred flesh grew feathers Fenghuang, Bennu, Phoenix Garuda, Anka, …

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I was in my own world. Conjuring up more pleasant things in my mind than the needle in my vein bringing fluids my body craved. Shutting out the chaotic surroundings around me in that urgent care room. In the conjured up other world of mine, the images of my father wanting his soft serve ice …

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  Weeks have gone by and everyday begins alike I look out my bedroom window for that one family of geese family of two now become seven just as I have looked perhaps not as often out of my living room window at the starlings a commonality exists between the two families the wee ones, before …

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Her eyes drew him in his words reeled her to him normally impatient, she waited normally hesitant, he forgot caution bits and pieces soon to be pieced together a revelation awaits she tried to divert her eyes he tried to hold back the words but they fed off each other a symbiotic arrangement which made …

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  A story I heard yesterday afternoon from my Lyft driver has been on my mind since. A very tall young Somalian man, he was very polite and friendly. He told me he’d like to write a book. Why? Because he has a story burning inside him. He spent his childhood years in a refuge camp, …

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Winds of change good, bad, everything in between choices; what seeds will be sown winds of change hours staring out the window watching waiting wanting Winds of change a cold world but warm spaces exist I know. I know. where when who Winds of change they blow strong sure seeking one to allow the flow …

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