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Quickest Way to a Man’s Heart

First time I met the snake he was on the screened-in porch drooping off the side of my house. Half his body, black and speckled yellow, coiled around a glass jar filled with bits of seashells and cypress knees on … Continue reading

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Character Study

We were promised magic. Instead we spend our summer as plushies. Those larger than life, bobble-head characters walking around the Magic Kingdom. Every intern prays to the great round-eared mouse that we will not be punished to this category. Our … Continue reading

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Sea Change

     a break in the tide      bursting thick surface       shaken by the storm        fallen to the desert       scraped by a shell      a break in the tide     flowing back to sea      breathing unclean air       quickened heartbeat        beaten by a wave         break in … Continue reading

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