As one week ends and another begins, what keeps you — and what will you let go?
orphans (noun): in typography, words or phrases that do not fit; in writing, phrases and lines discarded from original text but which the writer hopes will shine in a new work.
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The morning smelled of fresh laundry.
[ 2 ]
these smooth suede hills
sedge and reed
stubble and stalk
cheat grass and ash
soft winter wheat
[ 3 ]
For years it was winter.
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Some days, I feel so lucky.
A door opens, a smile widens, I am let into a life.
[ 5 ]
Some days I wake up missing you, counting the days and dreading the markers that will make you more gone. You are here, in my mirror, in my tears, everywhere and nowhere.
[ 6 ]
"Each poem is a miracle that has been invited to happen."
— William Stafford
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The mind is always editor: sorting, sifting, discarding.
How much energy it takes to write and rewrite a life.