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What I Want

This post is an assignment from my therapist. She asked me to take a few moments to sit and think about what I want. The ask is lofty. I want so much. But I’ll attempt…

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Bloom

“I tried to change.Closed my mouth more, tried to be softer, prettier, less awake.Fasted for 60 days, wore white, abstained from mirrors, abstained from sex, slowly did not speak another word.” – Warsan Shire I’ve…

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Overseer

A disturbing dream last night. I was living in a housing arrangement where I was a house slave. The overseer was my dad do he didn’t make me do much in the way of work…

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Talkin’ Teams

There were whole factions of people that I used to hang my life on.   I’d speak to them daily.  Never a week would go by where I wouldn’t reach out to them.   They were active,…

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“You’ll Be Back.”

Some advice you never forget.   Even moreso if the quality of the person giving is extraordinary. I love my chapter.  I’m grateful to have found it and be a part of it since 2001.   Early…

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First Person

She came in to the radio station once to sing this for us live, no accompaniment.   We all knew in that instant that she would be a star.  The SHEER emotion she exuded.  If you’d…

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Pete Fiel Mwen

Pronunciation – pay-tay fyelle mouenh Growing up it was a term I heard a LOT from my elders.  Usually in relation to something they couldn’t take anymore of.  Something so overwhelming that they felt that…

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Somewhere in there…

I heard him. This afternoon. The man I fell in love with. Dream building about our second child. God, he sounds just the same. Like he is frozen in time in there. But only let…

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