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Morning Thunder

“ It is not light that we need, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake.” – Frederick Douglass A rumble reverberating through the air woke me from a … Continue reading

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Deep Water

I find myself in deeper water lately no longer on the shore,  bare toes finding purchase upon cool sand, instead I’m treading luminous blue hoping with each breath that I don’t drown. Drown among the slippery tendrils of seaweed in colours of … Continue reading

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Real Time

“ Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no why.” – Kurt Vonnegut Warmer air amid the lingering light herald this early rush of spring, showing up in lush masses of white snowdrops, the royal … Continue reading

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Winter’s Heart

“ When snow falls, nature listens.” – Antoinette van Kleeff Nature’s alarm clock comes in the form of the blackbird chorus that erupts from the bare branches of the large tree one street over. The mornings are much darker now … Continue reading

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November Reverie

“Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.” – Ronald Reagan November is the month that usually chases us down to Mexico, we begin to miss the warmth of the sun as the autumn rains begin to blanket … Continue reading

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Find Your Solace

“… i spill into the kind of silence only Khalil Gibran would understand.” – Sanobar Khan, Turquoise Silence The leaves on the trees are murmuring among themselves underneath the bright sunlight – we’ve just come back from a tree-lined trail … Continue reading

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Food Poetry

It was a long while before I took a chance to taste the dirt umbrellas of my youth as they sat there on the plate in their dung coloured glory, swimming in the pale liquid of their demise. It was … Continue reading

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