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“… and I watched as the old man, seated at the table, his fingers fumbling to untangle her caught pearls, saw me smile. He leaned in and whispered, ‘I’m not crying. It’s just water.’” ~This is Love

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Such Is Love

Rain slips, gentle upon the pane. Listen. Out of nowhere, birdsong breaks dawn to sing a lullaby: ‘Summer in July. Winter in December.’ Let the notes swallow you. Unchain your heart. Bury the dead. Darling, do not cry. Such is life, such is love. Evermore. ~ Liberate

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“Make me a cosseted pet.

Your mink moment from the Sally Ann.”

~ Annie


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Ardua Pier

“Lady’s name was Marsha. Seven years ago, I sat in an over- heated kitchen that smelled of Meyer lemon and left- over Chinese take-out.” Rummy coughed. “Marsha. Wonder what happened to her?” “Ask around town. Put one of your boys on it. If she’s anywhere in North America, they’ll find her.” He shook his head […]

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