Exposed/Owning Yourself

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Happy Birthday Dumbo

  The Birth Day   She waits. Her body morphs, her mind expands as friends and family advise.   She hopes it all ends soon, her vision clear that no trouble should arise.   She cries, the pain is long and never ends. She longs to see his face.   She marvels, at labor done, her belly gone-  the miracle in its place.   She smiles, the girl she was now disappeared, fear gone without a trace.   The girl she knew that grew, and now the Mother takes her place.   She beams with pride, the well inside has … Continue reading Happy Birthday Dumbo

The Drink/Poetry

  The Drink When oft we cry for lack,   our coffers seeming scarce. Is it for hunger that we cry, and envy others’ shares? When what we eat seems dull,   displeasing to our taste, we toss it out, begin again, ignoring what we waste. Drink only that which makes us numb, forgetting is the rule of thumb. With slur, recite our world of woes dissect our friends, devour our foes. Would we but turn our heads toward the flower beds And quietly observe The tiny ones who serve. Nimbly stepping over every bloom and clover to spread the … Continue reading The Drink/Poetry