I sit on the hard-packed earth, feeling the chill of the frozen ground, my warmth seeping out into the air. A slight pain when my lungs fill Before smoke billows forward, a silent shout. There’s a chill in my heart, an empty space. You were there. You were sick. Now you are gone. I won’t […]

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Thoughts on Hate

They say that anger is what pain and fear look like when they show themselves in public. An animal threatened, lashing out to intimidate and diffuse the threat. A preemptive strike. Protecting self, covering insecurities that whisper “they will win, we will lose.” Coming from a mindset of scarcity. This country belongs to me and […]

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I guess the difference is that we used to worship gods that created us. Our Father. Our mothers, aunts, and uncles. Sometimes disappointed (rightfully so.) Sometimes capricious, sometimes wrathful, sometimes proud. Not always good parents, sometimes absent, sometimes selfish. But parents. Parents who created us and felt responsible for us. Parents who maybe sometimes hated […]

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This land is old and worn smoothed by innumerable years Mountains that once reached for the heavens Are now brought down to earth.   A shroud of live covers the low hills Blanketing the earth in soft green Rivers broad and deep Many paths explored, now set.   Settling down to sleep, How long will […]

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This land is young and so are we Jagged mountains reaching for the moon Rushing rivers cutting new paths Carrying away soft stone.   Constantly shifting earth A state of constant flux The sun rises on a new world each day Still experiencing growing pains.   This land was made for giants. Will we expand […]

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Thoughts on the Election

After some reflection, I just want to put out one more thought *(well I guess it’s a lot of thoughts inspired by one thought)* on the election.   I believe that the vast majority of trump supporters are not evil/racist/bigoted. They are a complex mix of people with many motivations for their vote. They are […]

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You’re only 22

It is easy to fall into despair When you look at your life and can’t tell what You’ve done that matters. Why anyone should care If you disappear. When it sinks, your gut, Realizing that the things you want most Are always floating just out of your reach. When it feels your work is nothing […]

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