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My Memoir Monster

If my memoir is a monster Taking on a life of its own Does that make me Dr. Frankenstein Madly nurturing what I’ve grown Or am I more like Dr. Jekyll Consumed by my Mr. Hyde A raging egomaniac Fueled … Continue reading

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Choices

Life is a series of choices Some seem insignificant but have life-changing impact Others we agonize over but are insignificant in the grand scheme of things Some choices appear to be the only option We can’t see the consequences to … Continue reading

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Sifting Beans

I’m sifting through dry beans picking out rocks tossing damaged beans skipping the limas keeping the good ones planning a steaming hot pot of bean soup with bacon carrots, celery, and onion a few of my favorite herbs Or maybe … Continue reading

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Birth of a Poem

How, pray tell, does a poet decide Which words to lay side-by-side How did Milton measure the cost When he penned Paradise Lost Could Dickinson take a single breath Without thoughts of poetry on death When describing Ben Adhem’s vision … Continue reading

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Cry, Pray, Write

So you want to know how to write a memoir. Well here’s what I know. Step one: Ask yourself if you’re nuts.  If yes, proceed to step two. Step two: Attend a writing conference for inspiration. Step three: Go home … Continue reading

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Memories

Yesterday, Toni at Kanzen Sakura commented thanking me for writing two haibuns. I replied that I’d only written one. Apparently that’s because the second one was still in the works. So I’m posting this second haibun now for Haibun Monday … Continue reading

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The Notebook

The small notebook languished at the bottom of a dark drawer its pages filled with lists of vegetables, partial poems Ingredients lists for salads and stews long since cooked and eaten but not necessarily forgotten Poem bits inspired late at … Continue reading

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