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Austin isn’t Denver.

We start a new day. The dew smells like a dog. Breakfast begins & we turn to each other saying, “I’m a turtle, too!” Speaking of landlocked states… & That’s all, though the words long as days of hot, fire, burning summer. alongside a masked disguise of ~bummer, dude~ We sit in the break of […]

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a future Annie Oakley writes poetry while artillery sounds.

poetess or pianist, musicianess or real honest. Pianista, senorita, she. No sound, just verbs, please. Funnels down with or out a company. When the truth is poetry the story is me. Unheard off, of, or on Radio silence. Guns silence, veterans know. Special education. Getting conjugated Getting learned Getting fixed. Getting ready for Gettysburg. Being […]

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Life is Easier Alone

I’m lonely sometimes but it’s fine. I have music. & when i don’t hear eloquence, i make it. Everybody is cleaning, but I bet vacuums would say “Sucking doesn’t suck.” Literacy, meet your competition: #machineDreams One of the greatest inventions of the 21st century is the text message. It was created for the deaf and […]

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Illustrations

A few years ago, a Michigan woman decided to uproot her life and start a new chapter in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It began quickly: she got a one-way ticket, said goodbye to friends and family, and headed off on a grand adventure. Gumption is a quality she had to muster up. She also […]

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Imagine Life

Technology changes us, but i won’t be a machine. Language now has a visual function. Language now has a visual function. Language now has a visual function. from what i see. Do you see? Can you read? Agree? #eyes #eyeballs …I don’t hear you… …You can’t hear me… “It’s not the message, it’s the means.” Marshall McLuhan […]

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El Condor Pasa

Simon and Garfunkel sang, “I’d rather be a sparrow than a snail.” The best ones cultivate love, they fly, soar. Sometimes lessons are excruciating. What a marvelous human our world lost this year – last week. Piercing pain. I will miss Eric for all time. A long time. Decades ahead, he will be in my […]

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2017

hard times make ya strong.//// to those who have been given much, much is required. -mom taught me ignorance is bliss. – observation nobody can ever take your education away from you. – dad This year was hard. my heart was broken down. I saw new things. Arizona, Utah, Louisiana, Mississippi, Italy, Sweden. Went to […]

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spark

cicadas are chirping, lighting bugs fly. Owls are watching, yet nobody sees. They say it is silent, night. Edison, boy you made it so bright. The whole darn city Is buzzing, like bees, who are missing. I flip with a switch, It’s a thing they say now, “let’s get lit.”

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gaudiness

Glitter is synonymous to sunshine, Or gold, rich, excess, punitive rintherout. Disingenuous worlds and paradise, can nearly have the same infancy – mocking that which makes everything grow. Sunshine, is what we create, Out of darkness, we must make. Thou shalt not kill, But rather, cultivate, something beautiful, Powerful, and always growing. Stars are only […]