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dVerse — Haibun Monday 93 — Ashes of the Dead

In time of war and unholy pogrom, the young boy's loving parents left him in the care of the old woman who lived on the outskirts of town and raised chickens and a few meager vegetables. Until she died, sitting up, with her feet in a basin of water. He waited and waited for her… Continue reading dVerse — Haibun Monday 93 — Ashes of the Dead

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Book Review — The Invention of Sound by Chuck Palahniuk

Every time I begin to read a new Chuck Palahniuk book, either consciously or not I wonder if it can live up to the mind-scrambling beauty of its predecessors. I also wonder if I will be able to show some self-restraint and be able to consume it at a reasonable pace in order to fully… Continue reading Book Review — The Invention of Sound by Chuck Palahniuk

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dVerse — Meet the Bar — Unmasked

Unmasked It began with a sneezeclenched into a wheeze.Squeak-rolled by breezy hazmat suitclad orderlies to the ordered chaos of the vent. No, wait – it began with a date,obstinately masklessface; my smile always wins;not undotted eyes nor pate. I lied, I lie shunned in bright but unsunnedpincushioned, bruisedintubated half-life. Clueless, haunted, ragingthe red-capped famviews my… Continue reading dVerse — Meet the Bar — Unmasked

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#FF — Culinary Campaign

PHOTO PROMPT – © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields All season they march out, culinary soldiers, to our raised bed, pillaging our peppery leaves and primary-colored blossoms. Armed with birchwood baskets, their hands reach with harvesting intent, plucking at-will, collecting our dismembered corpses with bright smiles. Some even whistle as they work. Then back they trudge to dissect… Continue reading #FF — Culinary Campaign

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dVerse — Poetics: The charms of Samuel Greenberg — Requiem for an Aging Prima Donna

Requiem for an Aging Prima Donna “Encore!” they bleed Curtsied and ruffled, Once royal flesh, now Leotard callous kneed Greasy painted mirth, I bow my swanned head in kinned animate dread. Dwindled times chant Wrinkles and sags Wriggle and creep, Seep from concealed Lucid farrows, Creases that won't be denied. Inside I weep. Curtains sweep,… Continue reading dVerse — Poetics: The charms of Samuel Greenberg — Requiem for an Aging Prima Donna

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Movies, Movies, Movies! #55 – October 20, 2020

Welcome to another installment of Movies, Movies, Movies! There's an interesting cross-section this week. The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) NetflixStarring: Frank Langella, Michael Keaton, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alex Sharp, Jeremy Strong, John Carroll Lynch, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Mark Rylance, Ben Shenkman, J.C. MacKenzie, and many moreDirector: Aaron SorkinGenres: historical… Continue reading Movies, Movies, Movies! #55 – October 20, 2020

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dVerse — quadrille #114– craven magnets

    Brightshine fades to metallic gray.Cell memories leak, then shrinkto shadowed dank under rotting leaves. Winds howl with crystalled regret that haunts goosebumped skinfor its capricious heat-sucking sin. When Sol blasts fall's curtains awayCells remember and celebrate,Dancing red-orange craven magnets.   https://youtu.be/6bNMxWGHlTI image:  detail of "Sower with Setting Sun" by Vincent VanGogh, in Kröller-Müller… Continue reading dVerse — quadrille #114– craven magnets

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2020 ALBUM DRAFT- ROUND 11-PICK 1- SOUNDTRACKS- MSJADELI SELECTS -GROSSE POINTE BLANK — slicethelife

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ihqjk8kN0cI?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en&autohide=2&wmode=transparent 2020 Album Draft- Round 11 Pick 1- Soundtracks- MSJADELI selects- Groose Pointe Blank. When Hans decided to add three more rounds and the first bonus round was a movie soundtrack, this and one other (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) sprang to mind.  Grosse Pointe Blank is a film I’ve watched many times for… Continue reading 2020 ALBUM DRAFT- ROUND 11-PICK 1- SOUNDTRACKS- MSJADELI SELECTS -GROSSE POINTE BLANK — slicethelife

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dVerse — OLN 276 — Dotty Wotty

Dotty, November 2019 Caged, a curiosity for languid lookingPurring to deaf ears, playing to blind eyes,After years, she curled in the corner. Injected, tested, excised under gas,Waking and groggy under bright lightsAfter years, she shrank from human touch. Transferred to free-range and soft lightsSwirling tails and biting sleepsAfter years, she curled in highest cubby She… Continue reading dVerse — OLN 276 — Dotty Wotty

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#FF — Pink Princess

PHOTO PROMPT © C.E.Ayr December, a week before Christmas, she walked down the steps of the plane, her face embraced by warm tropical breeze. She looked skyward, thanking heaven for leading her here. “Taxi!,” a voice called. Taxi in Costa Rica meant a man on a trike that had a bench for two on the… Continue reading #FF — Pink Princess