Tag Archives: compassion

missing the box – March 26

3.22.2018 Old cat Rosie is missing the box piddles on the floor poops on the carpet.   Catzeimer’s, the vet says, her skinnier everyday body letting go.   Honor thy father and mother we’ve been told, so that our days … Continue reading

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old friends – January 18

1.18.2017 old friends shuffle around the track one mincing steps close to the rail lest a stumble the other at his side chatting and protecting from those who swoop by in their jogs.   no explanations needed.   just a … Continue reading

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no extensions necessary – September 22

9.22.2016 a baby’s cry down the hall young child face with cap looking up from the bag lunch table next to mom.   grace, hope, forgiveness, failure, care it’s all right here.   no extensions necessary. —————————

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seduction – February 20

2.20 (15).2016 enemies, others, enslaved beneath our feet subject to the basest whims   seductive in the fantasy, so horrific in cold light   green devils that seduce so ugly in the effect. ——————-

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an anger observed – February 17

2.17.2016 (9) my dad washed dishes bent over the sink banging away with tongue at side of his lip striking angrily.   he was doing it for mom whose raw cracked hands bled as she tore at them and cried.   … Continue reading

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red kettle blessing – December 12

12.12.2015 red kettle ringing waving the bell smiling.   humanity steps by, so many saying thank you for doing this or scrambling in wallets and purses for coins and bills.   old man in aging cadillac shuffles up on his … Continue reading

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broken people – August 4

8.4.2015 broken people are part of our lives   and we wonder how Jesus can love us   and still let us go   through such darkness.   but that was his way   and who are we to judge … Continue reading

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