Category Archives: Being Human

That Thing with Feathers Fluttering in and out of the Light

We can change. People say we can’t, but we do when the stakes or the pain is high enough. And when we do, life can change. It offers more of itself when we agree to give up our busyness. -Anne … Continue reading

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When You Think You See Clearly, Look Again!

    You think dark is just one color, but it ain’t. There’re five or six kinds of black. Some silky, some woolly. Some just empty. Some like fingers. And it don’t stay still, it moves and changes from one … Continue reading

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Empathy Breeds Survival

Mary Cassatt, the child’s bath      

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How To Be Yourself Awake; 3 Poems

By Tony Hoagland, from What Narcissism Means to Me   2 BY NAOMI SHIHAB NYE The Art of Disappearing When they say Don’t I know you? say no. When they invite you to the party remember what parties are like before answering. … Continue reading

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Set Your Life On Fire

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames. Who gets up early to discover the moment the light begins? What was whispered to the rose to break it open last night was whispered to my heart. You’ve … Continue reading

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It May Not Be Perfect . . .

Heather Havrilesky, from What If This Were Enough

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April Poem #4

By Tom Clark from Sleepwalker’s Fate

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