Wait for Snake

  Staring down at my scuffed suede boots, my chest tightens and my stomach heaves. I take a deep breath, and, with shaking hands, I reach down to brush away red clay dust from the dark brown leather. My stomach heaves again, and my head pounds, wave after wave, like a sonic boom from the […]

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Modern Love

A modern love In which possession is submissive And a passion dominates Sly and smart It over-powers and holds down Holds together Two people One-of-each-or-two-of-the-same In a modern love Where emotion and sex live together But separate Walls and barriers, strong and solid But scaleable Where she is not petulant And he is not a […]

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Eating Clean: Body, Mind, World

Fad diets run rampant in the media. Easy, flash “diets”, cleanses, and pills which promise to “melt” belly fat without any other effort cover magazines, haunt web advertisements, and play on loop after 11 pm. The promises made are enticing, but are they healthy? Are they sustainable? Or, is it worth investing time and energy […]

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Lush

The compound is cleaner than the last time I saw it. Where a previous storm had blown down trees now stood neat stacks of firewood and kindling, labors of the many children who inhabit this hollow. Where fences once sagged, overgrown with weeds and dead leaves, strong oak posts and shining barbed wire contained pristine […]

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Wait for Snake

  Staring down at my scuffed suede boots, my chest tightens and my stomach heaves. I take a deep breath, and, with shaking hands, I reach down to brush away red clay dust from the dark brown leather. My stomach heaves again, and my head pounds, wave after wave, like a sonic boom from the […]

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