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The Ugly Time

I used to consider late autumn with its leafless trees and sullen skies the ugly time But then I grew up and came to understand its barren beauty how it saw the loss and longing in me and sent its moons … Continue reading

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Displaced Poet

Originally posted on Pitching Pennies Poetry:
for Joseph Brodsky who said: “The dolce vita is chocolate and champagne.” He bought bread in the little shop on the corner, had it wrapped mostly for the mystery and the precious paper, a…

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Welcome to Falltumn!

The most conflicted season of the year, autumn, a.k.a. fall, begins today in my hemisphere. Although you wouldn’t know it since much of North America is currently experiencing record highs and record lows. But then, it’s the conflicted season. Eventually … Continue reading

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Strangers in a Strange Land

Have you ever felt a sense of incompleteness, a longing for something beyond your earthly reach? ~The Wishing Map “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 35

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Nine: The Ties That Un-bind Previously: Zack’s sister Gina befriended the proud but lonely millboy B’frona. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Gina had…

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Happiness is Nowhere

Happiness is nowhere. Happiness is now           here. What’s the difference? Only air That sometimes fills the space for years   But know that it in time will come Although its presence may be fleeting They say it lingers long for some … Continue reading

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Fallmost

We’re slipping into fallmost, almost fall, the not-quite season. Perhaps you think of it as notumn, not autumn. Whatever you call it… Fallmost has a certain wistfulness, a sweet, fleeting uncertainty. It’s warm rather than hot, soft rather than sultry. Early quitter leaves flutter to … Continue reading

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