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To Teach

This is not the memory of names or the consequence of time held high. Nor is it the specifics of information garnered from the fragile truth of books to our changed perceptions the blessed, flexible vision of the eyes. I … Continue reading

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The Loved and the Lost

We receive fairytales as if they are welcome friends and wave anxious goodbyes to truthful travelers. Where though does reality live but beside the inspiration of the sleepless. And the martyrs of endless days. The hands that touch children’s minds … Continue reading

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The Tower of a Young Saint

It is symbolic, his first task his small hands isolated in a tiny fellowship, palms following trails of hubris and sunshine, years behind, few and many waiting beyond this door. This child will perform for the sake of anyone, for … Continue reading

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Looking for Spring

Pink horizon of morning, We call it hope in the wakening sky. The distance in possession of touchable memories, Far away but tangible to the awakened eye. Images roll past, the grasp of the ever-clouded mind. I must remember more … Continue reading

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The Children Call

Where will the children take us? Today, I planned to look past the hollow tree did not consider the night animals and how they take slumber beyond perfection the spider and his handiwork I failed to recognize the smell of … Continue reading

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Voice Lessons

In pictures I teach the students about the apple tree and what it learns about its own life that blossoms will come upon spring and the lush green bursts of foliage will cover its upper body in summer and that … Continue reading

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The Stories Children Tell

I am I was I always will be the youngest of five children my mother worked everyday in the fields in Vietnam she couldn’t take care of me my grandmother took care of me in Guatemala the car wash company … Continue reading

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