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Just stay the course

Just stay the course, we chant to ourselves, keeping pace on our journey begun so long ago. To walk the path to certain damnation, knowingly, for twenty-two, too short, long years, requires courage untold. To ignore the gratuitous din, the tempting promise … Continue reading

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Catharsis (II)

I touch my finger to the flame, confronting searing heat and rending pain; a splintered soul trying to heal itself. Molten lava, difficult to hold, charred hands, the lesser of two evils. To break a dam, or to lose one’s … Continue reading

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Catharsis (I)

I dip my finger into a pool. The acid burn on my skin belies the cold, inviting my tears, puts out the fire in my heart and offers balm to my pain. Droplets of sulphuric acid deface my eyes see … Continue reading

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Why do you weep, my friend?

Why do you weep, my friend? Don’t you know that all green leaves would die were it not for the scorching sun, and the beating rain? Would sweet music assail your ear if your violin string were slack, or if … Continue reading

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