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What Ruins a Man

What ruins a man is a culture that teaches him he is a supreme being. He is lord of all, or at least of women. What ruins a man is a job that pays him more than a woman for doing only as much as she does. 15 more words

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My Secret Place

My secret place is beside a crystalline cave. There are flat, comfortable rocks near the mouth from which I can look at the ponderosas, the oaks, the stream dancing over its stony track. 80 more words

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Incendiary

What I need is an incendiary imagination, one that blazes across the mind and page with images so bright as to cause the reader to squint for protection. 34 more words

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Practical Information

Too damn practical
Got no enthusiasm
No spontaneity, no zest.
I stand accused of this sin.

I am, in fact,
My mother’s daughter,
And so – a secondhand survivor… 82 more words

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Faces

all these faces
these shades of
coffee and chocolate
and weak tea and
rosy brown
all these faces
aren’t like mine
my convictions are strained… 36 more words

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Look at Clouds

Looking at the red stippling under the clouds as the sun rose this morning reminded me of Joni Mitchell and “Both Sides Now.” I wonder if the… 86 more words

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Hold the baby

She wanted to hold the baby girl, but there was another and another. All waiting in bassinets stretching into the far corners of the room. She touched her as much as possible while changing her diaper – rubbed her arms and tummy, held her hand, stroked her cheek. 25 more words

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