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A person has not the luxury of dispersion

To mushroom and fade in the subtlest way

It is not possible to become so innocuously beautiful… 51 more words



There’s this game going around right now, where people post a sentence from something they’re reading, followed with “And then the murders began.” One of my mentors was posting it on grad student statuses on Facebook, as we posted about dissertation edits. 358 more words

National Poetry Month

The Neighborhood

Smoky skies
Songs on repeat
Cracks in the pavement
Holes in the street
Broken plastic playsets
In weed-filled backyards
Shaky folding tables
Abandoned playing cards… 14 more words

Creative Writing

National Poetry Month- Challenge Day 18

April is National Poetry Month! That is why I’m sharing a poem each day…  Wish me luck as I catch up!

Today, I present you with another haiku: 50 more words

Mariana Llanos


To come from behind,

To beat the odds.
To rise above this.
Show them they’re wrong.
And still march ahead
Stay strong and be
An overcomer.


National Poetry Month - Libby Swope Wiersema

I actually met Libby through Facebook! She was a fellow Kakalak poet so we have mutual friends. After exchanging messages, we finally met in person and became real friends. 658 more words