Monthly Archives: March 2016

If I Love…

He looked in my eyes, told me he could easily get lost there. That it wasn’t anything I’d did that made him fall in love with me, but there he was confessing love for me. Then he leaned in and … Continue reading

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Turning on the Faucet

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” –Louis L’Amour This quote by my favorite western author has truly rung true with me during this week. When I left school on Friday, … Continue reading

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The Stench of Death

Young girls’ screams Reach out from the ashes The heat is too much For me Flesh burning Liquefied screams Death Lineages stolen You say it’s different Over here Terrorists From over there We don’t do things Like that Over here. … Continue reading

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Are You Loved?

“Are you loved,” he asked and it was then she knew that, no, she wasn’t loved. So she took a deep breath and expanded into the space abandoned by him and she began loving herself. “Are you loved,” the question … Continue reading

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Soldier of Love

The persistence of memory tried to make me believe Love would be a docile slave when she arrived. But love ended up being a warrior, a soldier hell-bent on destroying me. I entered a war I never even signed up … Continue reading

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World Poetry Day

Of all the things today may be or bring, perhaps the one most celebrated by me is World Poetry Day. NPR did a neat little article about the 21st of March, which you can find here. In observance of World Poetry … Continue reading

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Where Have the Storytellers Gone?

The first storyteller I fell in love with was my grandmother, Sallie Mae Thompson. Coming in behind her at a close second was my dad (still is). And then my mom, who’s much more of a reluctant storyteller. And my … Continue reading

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A Strange Occurrence

To fall in love is the strangest of occurrences. You learn how an emotion can be a double-edged sword, at once and simultaneously a gift and a curse. And if it’s the really rare type of love it has the … Continue reading

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One Bad Sentence

I stared at it. Something wasn’t right. I couldn’t put my finger on what it was, but I felt that something just wasn’t right. I read the lines on the paper over and over again but it got no clearer. … Continue reading

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My Wedding Day

As the day of our wedding arrived, I approached it with trepidation. It was no secret that he wasn’t my first; he wasn’t even the one I wanted to be my last. I carried memories of my one true love … Continue reading

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