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A Time to Nap

 Muscles ache And thoughts limp along The week has not been kind Brutal in its hours With deadlines at your heels A break comes within sight Glistening on the horizon Blocked by papers appointments And traffic forged from Hell Even … Continue reading

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In Memory of Sleep

A glorious weekend That starts before the light Not with a whisper Or an alarm Or the urging call of nature The child can be heard talking Announcing his arrival Going back to close his door Then hurrying across Imaginary … Continue reading

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Swallowed by Gaia

(Before the poem, this was one of my favorite games as a teen and I typed in ‘Earthen Womb’ for a picture. Found it funny that this piece of my past turned up when I was in the mood for … Continue reading

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From the Vault: Bedroom Shadows

Chittering noises From the closet depths And under beds Disguised as wind Or settling wood The monsters wait Kept at bay By blankets And a tiny light Jutting from the wall Spindly legs Tap the shadow fringe Searching for a … Continue reading

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Eating, Sleeping, & Other Little Things in Literature

I’ve been asked a few times about how one fits in the necessary daily actions of a character during a story.  This ranges from eating, sleeping, using the bathroom, and grooming activities.  They’re tiny things, but many people wonder about … Continue reading

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Frigid Morning Mumbles

It was not this cold When I turned in I think the heat is off A house of varied body temps The bill payer always wins Leaving the rest of us Shivering in our socks I actually miss Florida At … Continue reading

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Don’t You Hate It

A night’s sleep Leading to a groggy morning A delicious meal Turning on you as the sun sinks A chronic cough That is immune to every med Don’t you hate it When you’re destined for fatigue?         … Continue reading

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