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scoria

scoria oh, to bless the meek, to inherit the earth,to drown our hearts in the raging sea. to teach a man how to beg and he will learn how to smile.to teach a man how to fish and he will … Continue reading

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An invitation to a place of more understanding and less fear 

An invitation to a place of more understanding and less fear A Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (UUCA) talk about Islam by Rev Dr. M’ellen Kennedy “…We are being whipped up into fear of Muslims. And when we are afraid…. … Continue reading

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dissection

dissection come brother and feel this pulse rhyming with the flowing red. its presence is evidence that i have a heart like yours. reach closer now and feel me breathe: this chest heaves with the warmth of the sunshine in … Continue reading

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the seeds

  the seeds the world is shrinking as we shake from all the swelling and the aches the hours are shorter, distances near for all the borders we hold dear, and as the world shrinks and squeezes us in its … Continue reading

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talking to the sun

talking to the sun the cars stop at red, a momentary block, as the gaunt but big-boned man — with sun-baked face and arms, hair and beard dangling wiry, crinkled like loose threads of his faded-violet duffel bag slung on … Continue reading

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enchanted

  ‘nice to see, nice to hold, once broken, considered sold.’   — anonymously printed on a signboard at a borders store   spells to sell modern magic spells, flasks of fortune to dispense ancient human greed stir up the cauldron, lift … Continue reading

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still lost in time at the 10:10

when the 10:10 strikes   the public is normally a band of toy soldiers for  mainstream and social media to play with.   what will you be  when at 10:10 the clock strikes?   © ssj 2018 Notes:  Lifted from a postcard … Continue reading

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