Sunrise Forthcoming (video poem)

https://videopress.com/v/RH9xL3gC?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata This poem, "Sunrise Forthcoming," was first shared one year ago this weekend. To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the first poem in my Being a Woman - Forthcoming Poetry Collection, I created a video with my poetry reading and my photographs. Enjoy! Thank you for visiting, viewing, and listening. Be well. 💗 Michele A …

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Feeling the Squeeze

Over seven million people call the land of the five Cs home. Copper, cattle, cotton, climate, and citrus- the economic foundation that drove the 48th state's early days. Long before copper was used as a conductor of electricity or European settlers began digging for precious metals across this desert land, Native Americans used the pinkish-orange …

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Punk Scene and Desert Serene

This life is full of stressors that make us want to scream. I sort most of that out during my treasured morning meditation that offers me connection and peace. But how much freer my mind would be if I could disturb the peace and add to my release with an unfiltered scream? How much more …

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Flying Home (poem & photos)

The one slow to step returned to the state where she drew her first picture and her first breath. I am here ready with open arms – the same arms that she fell into after taking her first step. The one slow to step was ready to fly away, but in my arms, extended from …

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Complimentary Follow-Up

A time to slow down, read, quietly celebrate, and connect with family and friends, this holiday season has been. Like most people, I also spent time in reflection as we approached the year's end. Reflection is an important part of my life and a core part of my personality, which may be true for most …

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Out and About

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.”― Henry David Thoreau, Walden Enjoy a quick walk through the Sonoran Desert with me. Much to my delight, the mornings have been crisp and cool, and the rains continue to fall, …

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A Pitter-Patter brought Peace

A pitter-patter on the rooftop did rouse me from sleep during early Christmas Eve. Too early for Santa, that much I knew, but beyond that I did not have a clue. I did not rise to see what was the matter, I just listened a bit longer… rain was the sound I heard… a sound …

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“When Giving is all We Have” (a recitation)

One river gives Its journey to the next. We give because someone gave to us. We give because nobody gave to us. We give because giving has changed us. We give because giving could have changed us. We have been better for it, We have been wounded by it— Giving has many faces: It is …

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Southwest Sunshine

The wintery scenes that come across my screen remind me that it is winter… somewhere. Thank you, to the photographers who have shared winter wonder dreams from across the northern hemisphere. I cannot offer you any of those photos, but I can offer a sampling of southwest sunshine to those who need to shake off …

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Her Cottage by the Sea (continued)

Slowly, she traced the smooth edge of the top curve of her steamy cup. Smooth, it was, under a fingertip that had felt his lips, soft to her touch. Knees tucked under her chin, wrapped in a soft blanket with hanging fringes swaying in the gentle wind. Her body warmed by thoughts of him. A …

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