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Crumpled Words

crumpled papers
photo credit: https://unsplash.com/@moyse

Her tears held the page in place
A torrent of emotion obscured its face,
In words smeared and blurred
Their meaning lost.
The page was
Torn,
Mangled,
Tossed
Into the space of memory.

Tabby Grabbing

scared kitten
photo credit: @miklevasilyev

When tabby balks at being picked up, the problem could be how you lift or hold him. A common mistake is to pick your cat up by the scruff of her neck. In practice, the only time it’s acceptable is in order to save its life.

Dark Dreams

woman in the indigo of night

"Come bring me your dark dreams and I will make them mine ... "

When Baby Cries

Mother with crying baby

When we brought my first-born home, he cried hour after hour, day and night. Since I was an only child, I didn’t know what to do. Some friends advised me to pick him up when he cried. Others assured me he needed to cry to exercise his lungs, and I should let him cry himself to sleep..

Dust Devils

dust devil

When my children were young, I learned that sometimes you literally have to have a fire lit under you to appreciate how dear those close to you are.