Striking Soldier

  (one minute read) dark the liner underneath her emerald green eyessorted whispers exchanged in a smoke-filled hollowcloaked in sadness, she journeys to the bar that floats in the airwalls of black notes isolate reality in a bluesy canvasmoney cannot buy her escape, not this earthy eveningstirring within her nose, the sting of hospital air […]

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My God

a tear ran down the circular stairschasing after its salty twintiny candles burned out loud in songuntil wick and wax were tiredeyelashes fluttered until taking flightsad eyes red from sorrow glimpsedfeet frolicked in red high heel shoesthenceforth wheels held brittle bonesyoung baby twins cried at a funerala grandmother never to be knownhe who died without […]

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Lashes to Ashes

echoes of carriages on cobblestonesjourney like dim shadows over hillsoil lit lamps flicker with secret whispersfeigning comfort to a cortigiana di lumedrinks of fear served in fickle gobletslies shifting as masked faces dancesnakes biting flesh, stings of deathone flawed brevity of rancorous tongueprocured a stake and vile ignition ashes of a courtesan seized by a […]

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A Visitor

Yellow legs plump with pollen movewith steadfast zeal to each snowy bloomOccupying her spring business by eyeingpridefully her beauty in the reflection ofmirror image rather than this star, a rare breedKnown for her salient clusters of scarlet berriesvivid male Bluebirds come to feast uponHer tangled web of thick branches heavythese hunted berries are a delicacy […]

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Faith

Sunkissed my lids and dew melted in my hands as I leaped Laughter bounced from the soft snowy clouds echoing a call Wings of buttery color with hues of scarlet and cerise rose Angels of Protection with skin transparent and features unique Exquisiteness which held no conceivable description flew softly Yet reverberations like thunder imparting […]

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White Doe

I took this picture of the statue of Virginia Dare in the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, North Carolina.  She was the first person of English descent born in North America.  (See below to read more about her history) Virginia Dare was part of the Lost Colony located on Roanoke Island, North Carolina.  The sculpture, created […]

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My Best Book Review

Sometimes we don’t know why we are meant to write what we do; we hope we have a positive impact. A couple of months after publishing my book, I received a letter. A neighbor of mine had bought my book and then shared it with a friend of hers. My neighbor’s friend had lost a […]

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Blue-Green Algae

A patch of dandelions sway with rhythm down by the murky old pondFor the north wind blows breezes of olden days and mysteries bornTheir long thin necks hold round cottony seeds for new life to spawnLike endless weeping willows wailing to the fish telling tales of scorn Those catfish hunters don’t come around anymore in […]

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Joni Jazz – Head Down Low

When I was a little girl, my parents encouraged me to sing. When they would drink a bit but still be able to function, they would take me to a building in Fayetteville, NC. I was in third grade. I had written lots of simple songs that were similar to those on the radio. Country […]

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Climbing Trees

Sweat oozed from my pores as I ran toward the barnSand spurs stung the bottoms of my fleeing feetAs I sprinted wildly toward Margie’s southern farmI prayed my drunk daddy would do me no harm In the woods, I had played with dollies and climbed treesThe big three, one with a treehouse I had visited […]

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