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The Scorching Table of Thanks

via Daily Prompt: Scorched I remember pictures.   That burning child in Vietnam 1972.  All the scorched things in this earth on her little child face.  My front lawn 1995, just back from Ukraine but elated, thinking maybe the war was … Continue reading

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This Savage Place

Almost all the leaves blew off the maple last night. Suddenly Indian summer, the prolonged weird heat just vanished and cold and wind took its place.  My mother used to hate the wind.  She stood at the doorway howling at … Continue reading

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The Bludgeoning Sky

via Daily Prompt: Bludgeon Bludgeon.  Sounds like a stew you might eat, or an old-fashioned death.  When savages were savages who didn’t know the art of killing.  Rhymes with dungeon, curmudgeon or maybe even illusion.  Like the one you have … Continue reading

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The Infinitesimal of Tiny Dreams

via Daily Prompt: Tiny I often write the word tiny, little, small, trying to describe certain things.  It litters sometimes the papers I write my words on.  This tiny little desire to catch my breath today, this tiny little bird … Continue reading

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When Trees Walk Home With You

via Daily Prompt: Tree Once I was almost evicted from a dinner party because of trees.   In a beautiful house in an old leafy town outside Chicago.   I was sad that whole sorry decade because of trees and what people … Continue reading

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The Raining Sun

Cold this morning, especially earlier in bedroom.   Too lazy to get the comforter out or another blanket– there was no blanket– laundry backup.   In the dark I rummaged in the linen closet for something—  a duvet cover and threw it … Continue reading

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The Dilemma of Dismay

via Daily Prompt: Dilemma Dilemma.  Sounds like a nineteenth century word, to describe a feeling you might have, at the prospect of tea with the wrong person, wearing the wrong kind of hat, whose gloves are slightly soiled at the … Continue reading

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Panic Street

via Daily Prompt: Panic Read the news or don’t read the news. There’s panic in the air.  Shootings, shootings, shootings.  On the streets.  In malls, movies, churches. Little dead things in the garage.  Tiny pink with bulging blue eyes like … Continue reading

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“Let Them Eat Cake”

via Daily Prompt: Cake All your childhood dreams on a platter, the fluffy whipped cream clouds of pink, the dainty roses in the garden. And who do you have to thank for these fantasies? A French man perhaps, with a … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Fierce

via Daily Prompt: Fierce Fierce.  Like the maw of a lion.  The sun, this summer has been.  Beating down so relentlessly I want to jump into its mouth and fry like those little crisps you eat there in that cold … Continue reading

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