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"Beyond Wrong Doing and Right Doing" Rumi 


Clear Up Misunderstandings with Communication!

Posted on August 3, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Couple Inside 

Could it be he is racked with feeling when

on his face there is no expression? She

utters logic in her dreams when it

pleases her and he

languishes in despair, never hearing it.

Every day he longs for gratitude

instead of "no." She longs for "yes."

New separation gives them breathing room but they miss

sighs for each other

intended for the purple night. Go ahead,

dig into your heart...

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Posted on November 25, 2015 at 4:35 PM



How we learned to tell the truth

Alive but not bristling on tongues; made

Requests without needles in them,

Made bandages for

Our oldest wounds, and sprinkled them with

Night music borrowed from forgotten dreams,

Yelled, made up, ran through dry leaves.


I Can't Tell the Real Story

Posted on October 7, 2015 at 3:00 PM

I Can't Tell The Real Story


Inside myself I ponder: how did we

cry out, laugh, and try to avoid each other,


all the years of my childhood,

yet managed to survive with and without each other.


I can't tell how we loved and hated each other without

literally killing one another or numbing out on


lollipops or cigarettes; somehow we

tipped back and forth on that mother-daughter see-saw of


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