Even song…….

Even when the night dances so dark on my mind that my peace gets shut down hard, when my life feels overdrawn and over-budget but under-spent; In the ache and stall and prickle and in the fear that can sit so heavy on a belly that I freeze clear through to my spine, even then…

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Of skinny dipping and scripture…..

At first the words landed sweet,  like the tingle of sour candy I used to scrape across my teeth during Summer matinees,   so swept up in story that I didn’t notice my tongue start burning raw. It would later hurt to talk and it took some figuring to trade in those large pastel candy pucks…

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Facing into the wind and finally a face….

There are 100 counties in North Carolina, and I begin trolling through them all, searching the obituaries for a place I’ve got a homesick longing to see. I have to do something,  my hunger to know gone so long unfed and I’m given over to the kind of desperate that makes you clutch and grasp…

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breezes and bells

This year my heart wore dresses instead of stiff scratchy pants and it’s been joy to twirl and flutter instead of trudge; my little word –  dresses, coached me through some heavy times and helped my heart keep light. So I’ve been listening for breezes to brush over the strings and nudge a new word, for…

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