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"What"

"What"

"What" What are you?  Not who (species, gender, name, profession, nation) But what?Biologists: You are a puzzling monkey with a dazzling vocabulary.  Medieval catholics: You’re a born sinner, suf...

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Who

Who

Who I have to confess something, I haven’t always been a good recycler. So one day, as I was mixing glass bottles with used avocados My brother called me out. He said, “Come on man, If not you,...

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The Universe Is Sweet

The Universe Is Sweet

  The Universe Is Sweet BeatenBloodiedBelittledYour daughter says “Daddy!” with a smileand you give her a kiss. The Universe is sweet. HumiliatedBankruptedTotal FailureYou walk through the do...

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Unicorn

Unicorn

  Unicorn The woman you want most…Is a unicorn.You will never tame her.  Your ring will never contain her.Your name will never claim her.She is wild as the moon,Shimmering white,The ghost of your...

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Love And Die

Love And Die

Love And Die We are here to love and to die. The best way to do that Is to die first   And spend the rest of your life loving.  Die to your expectations,So you have no disappointments.Die to you...

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Come With Me to the Beach My Love

Come With Me to the Beach My Love

Come with me to the beach my love. Let us wiggle toes in the sand, Let our skin drink the sun, And our lips drink each other.   Come play in the waves, All of your thoughts-- Let the whitewater ...

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A Man Is A Mountain

A Man Is A Mountain

  A man is a mountain. He is a bed for weary minds. A ladder for souls to climb. A haven for all the forsaken. He is a pilgrimage. A rite of passage. A wayfinder to God. Covered in snow, Covere...

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Can You Say You’re Lucky

Can You Say You’re Lucky

  Can you say you’re lucky, When the universe hits you square in the jaw, Breaks your bones, You’re seeing stars, Sippin smoothie through wired bars, Can you say it then?  “Wow, I’m blessed.”   ...

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A wild man is not a boyfriend, he is a force.

A wild man is not a boyfriend, he is a force.

Can you love me in the blinding heat of a birthing star, when I shower warmth on distant moons? Can you love me in the hole of the cosmic Black, where no one can reach me? Not even you? Can you love me then too?

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The Sage Replies

The Sage Replies

Our lives are just wind and rapid water but our legacy is undying. Even as flesh becomes flower fodder And our last kin finish crying, The deeds of our life, the way we fought, are an aperture on t...

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The Warrior Questions

The Warrior Questions

Over leather boiled and mail oiled, Rooted I stand with sword gleaming. Eyes squinted, tuned for battle, Scanning, searching for demons teaming. As I wait at ready my arms grow heavy, The foes reve...

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Beseeching Sleep's Mistress

Beseeching Sleep's Mistress

Cursed be the early birds That chirp before the morn, Mocking as I sleepless lay With bedsheets all a-worn. Mercy! O’ elusive temptress, Pour yourself into my eyes. Let me smell your raven tress...

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What Should I Achieve Before I Die?

Life can go by in a flash.  So what should we look to experience before transition out? This ebook outlines the five things to achieve in life before we can say the famous Lakota words: "Hoka Hey, today is a good day to die."