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Can you picture we?

  A velvet corduroy angel dazzles a marble steel boy's heart Candy cake morning Catting about Blue belly woman, porcelain eyes Delicious, but born sad Almost there, come at you See me blush & bleed Can you picture we, magic like?     Oracle poem.  Always fun. Artwork:  Zhou Zixi (Chinese, b. 1970). Sometimes young… Continue reading Can you picture we?

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dVerse — Sestina — Mists of Indigo

"Just Before Dawn" stumbling through realms of red doubting sight of morning's orange buoyed by kindness' bright yellow moments of respite in fields of green a will of iron drowning in regret's blue return again to mists of indigo a traveler, searching through indigo crystal hums with songs of red you, love, lying on wet… Continue reading dVerse — Sestina — Mists of Indigo

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#FF — My sister’s husband

PHOTO PROMPT © Jan Wayne Fields My Sister's Husband I watched their meticulous attempts at reconciliation, knowing at the same time they would fail. As what they had crumbled under the weight of dense, irreducible icons of betrayal and unforgiveness, each turned in click-heel, simultaneous conclusion and walked in opposite directions. I stood nearby, in… Continue reading #FF — My sister’s husband

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Won’t get fooled again

image link Pam was approaching her fifth anniversary of singlehood. She had her sanctuary, affectionately nicknamed “the nest” just the way she wanted it. After her nasty breakup with Chad, she'd had a lot of time to dissect what went wrong between them. She began to learn about gaslighting and now considered herself to be… Continue reading Won’t get fooled again

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The Klutz

image link Chet was a klutz. It started in infancy when he dropped his baby bottle from the crib. Chet's nanny came running and had the formula-saturated broken pieces of thick clear glass bagged and put into the bin in a jiffy. “Chetty, that's the third bottle this week! What are we going to do… Continue reading The Klutz

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dVerse — dizain — A question of trust

"Trust N Love" by Mallika Batra Edited for next to last line word length: A question of trust Trust is like knowing each day brings weather. Mistrust, never knowing what it will be. Trust soothes like light brushes with a feather. Mistrust, combo poison ivy and fleas. Thanking stars or cursed, I'm brought to my… Continue reading dVerse — dizain — A question of trust

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#MM — Tale Weaver — Visiting — Long Black Veil

image link is to Dave Matthews Band version of the song but the first "h" is missing so it won't load Michael is the host of Mindlovemisery Menagerie's Tale Weaver.  Michael says: This week the task is to compose a tale in which the term/word ‘visit’ features.It could be visiting, visited, visitation……you go where the… Continue reading #MM — Tale Weaver — Visiting — Long Black Veil

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#MM Music Challenges

Jim is the dedicated host of Mindlovemisery's Menagerie's Music Challenges.  Jim says: The challenge today is to focus on [Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?] and use it for inspiration in any form of creative expression (including but not limited to short stories, a piece of flash fiction, poems, lyrics, artwork, photography, (etc.) that… Continue reading #MM Music Challenges

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dVerse — quatrain — Terminal Wasteland?

"Glimmer of Hope," by Matt Talbert Terminal Wasteland? Each of us convinced of our unlovability Each of us inverse possessed of sensibility Blind to darker templates of old brands from long ago On a boat that had no sails, no oars, and's full of holes Worked with sightless striving to prove right our deepest fears… Continue reading dVerse — quatrain — Terminal Wasteland?


Tale Weaver #227 – Wedding – 13th June

Michael is the host of Mindlovemisery's Menagerie's Tale Weaver. Micheal says: So this week consider the notion of a wedding to be the topic for you to write about. Wedding is a word that is so full of myriad emotions that range from extreme joy to extreme dread. For me, the word wedding is synonymous… Continue reading Tale Weaver #227 – Wedding – 13th June