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612

612

  Each time the phone rings Each “612” area code Sends panic down my spine White knuckles my constant way Burning me cold as ice   Tending to life My world In my prime Ripe with possibilities The phone rings through My hands slippery as Minnesota black ice   Wrestling to pick up before voicemail […]

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Ambrosia for Her Soul

Ambrosia for Her Soul

She breathes in the fantasies Living through adventures born From her daughter’s world   Holding tight desperately seeking A life she would never know She waits by the phone Silence filling the air Having waited too long She turns away Then all at once The ring   Tentatively answering Her heart races hearing That oh […]

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Waiting

Waiting

Sitting silently waiting Disinfectant fills the air A cave incrusted With antiseptic walls Waits for the moment When fear subsides Between heartbeats The constant sound Of hopeless wonder Sends a paul of light Infusing this artificial womb The veil thins The breath remains steady Moments A gentle snore Gurgling Whispering Not Now Not Yet Closing […]

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Mom

Mom

She stands tall Wheelchair locked behind glass doors Hands cover her mouth As if the bite of Minnesota Had chilled her to the bone But no It was to mute her “Oh, Oh, Oh’s Desperate to contain her joy   Stepping from the car She walks Then runs Falling into her Mother’s arms She nestles […]

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A Case For Mernagis

A Case For Mernagis

What do you think friends?  Is this fragment worth expanding into a full story?…Did I tickle your desire for more?   Sorrow filled my soul But then… I saw you Faint in the distance A shadow glistening Afraid but more curious I walked towards you Your hypnotic trance Blinded me The air filled with the […]

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