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Strange Energy

I.

You flow around me

Liquid dreams, fluid energy

Fire burning, searing.

Eating away yet nourishing.

II.

Must I have you?

Must you exist?

A necessary co-existence? 112 more words

Poetry

The Soap Opera of Teacher "Tenure" in Louisiana and New York

I am a tenured, career public school teacher.

As such, I realize I am Public Enemy Number One to the fiscally-well-backed, non-teaching finger-pointers who call themselves “education reformers.” 1,535 more words

High-stakes Testing

The Stranger

I.

The stranger slowly approaches.

Shadowy figure, he.

Weapon at the ready by his side.

His imminent threat arouses me.

II.

Suddenly, he lunges at me, 126 more words

Poetry

Oddity: New Eskimos Running Back Tyler Thomas

It seemed like an oddity, like a decision that would eventually backfire on the Edmonton Eskimos.

Management’s decision to release the productive, back-flipping Hugh Charles on the final cutdown day in training camp seemed odd indeed, especially considering the veteran running back had recently signed a $130,000 contract extension to stay on with the Eskimos. 485 more words

Edmonton Eskimos

An Outing

I.

It was humid – August –

they were preparing their boats for excursion,

the pickup trucks scurried about the highways,

they were gathering up food and drink… 150 more words

Poetry

Out

I.

Buried in me, a well springs up,

Giving life to fresh ideas,

New perspectives are gleaned.

II.

Here lies that well within,

Cold, biting, unrelenting, 135 more words

Poetry

One

I.

Your face, so angular and lovely,

With its prominent cheeks.

I am drawn in by its beauty,

And its glowing radiance.

II.

Eyes made from steely blue. 144 more words

Poetry