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Butterfly Ring

I recall she wore
A butterfly ring
And she painted her eyes
Like butterfly wings
She spoke of lost innocence
And all that it brings… 55 more words


The Carnival - Airplane Mahogany: Reprise



Airplane Mahogany
come riding down
while sunset strips of Fellaheen gold
laced the crystal peak mountains
with countless horizons
of woe.

We sat in the back… 268 more words

The Carnival

Wilted Flower

Wilted Flower–

Did I take the spirit from our love

when I plucked you from your bed last night

and placed you in a vase so carefully… 191 more words

Women And Society

Sierra Leone 2003

This young girl picked ground nuts.

She smiled shyly as I took her photo.  I was happy to see smiles amongst all the tears.

I worked in Sierra Leone a year after the end of the 11 year civil war (1991-2002).   143 more words

Black And White Photography

The Sweetness There Was In The Stars!

The rain is the only soothing thing in the night.

               Maybe I’ll turn on the radio to the classical music

               Or the sappy love songs that let me dream of… 196 more words


The Fruit Of My Desire

My taste buds
swell and overflow with
rich purple lust
for what is to come.
A whole season
spent watching
sun and rain
enrich fruit. 141 more words

Wandering Around Without Roots

Short Story: The Worst in Us

She was fifteen; old enough to know right from wrong. What she aimed to do was wrong. Even in the withered husk of society, it was wrong. 1,458 more words