Opposing Shoepoints or Two Points of Shoe (you choose)

Stilettos You’re oh so enticing lined in a row. A multitude of styles, patterns, shapes, and colors. Where you’ll take me, my mind explores –         to the boardroom         to the dance floor         to a night of amour Wanting so much to scoop you up, slip you on and slip away –         to another location         to …

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Please let me dance again

Several weeks ago, I submitted a story to Dr. Phoebe’s site (phoebemd.com) and I am pleased to share, the piece was published last Friday, April 9th. My submission is a personal story about a few seconds that almost drastically altered how I move through life. Sharing the experience stirs vulnerability in me, but I chose …

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Worlds away from a Slow Dance

Oh, I could tell you some stories, of characters I have known. I have seen the worst of humankind unfold before my eyes, leaving my heart cracked open and my soul broken. I have been restored from deep despair, where I cannot remain, by observing tender and loving acts between two, or entire nations. Unconditional …

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Words Unsaid (audio poem)

A quote just read, “Sometimes the best response is no response.” A quote that offers wise counsel, enlightened guidance, sage advice. Sometimes. Sometimes the best option is to remain mute –        escalating tension may fail to deliver resolution Sometimes what appears unresponsive is just temporary restraint –        eyes closed and lips counting to ten Sometimes …

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Notorious RBG

Her class rankings and Law Review positions, if held by a man would surely impress; she was finally hired as a clerk with a U.S. District Judge who begrudgingly said yes. She walked away from lesser pay in the United States to research and write in a foreign land, then came back even more determined. …

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Speak Directly, Please and Thank you

Directly speaking, I have great respect for those who can be direct. It elevates communication and is an admirable gift to mankind, when one can speak their mind and state their truths while holding emotions in check. Friendly exchanges, chit chat, laughter, and play have their place, but if one needs to deliver an important …

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A Note to Nina and Betty

Why it took me searching for a protest song over eight years ago to find you, Nina Simone, I will never know. Of course, I know the answer to my rhetorical question. Your absence from musical rotations and from historical discussions (and from acceptance into the Institute of Music in Philadelphia in the 1950s) is …

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Connected Roots

Golden petals burst from a winding stem, sprang forth from a seed, that wound its way into dry desert dirt. Planted in soil, not of its native origin. Reflective tears burst from the one standing in Sonoran dirt, flowing from a realization, that they are similar, she and the foreign bloom. Rooted in soil, not …

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Viking Warrior

Bones and artifacts found on sacred Norse ground. Archeologists and researchers did celebrate and surround a Great Viking Warrior buried in a tomb fitting for one of prominence, until DNA revealed that He was a She. A Viking Warrior Princess! How could that be? Postulate, they did, why She would be laid to rest with …

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Spinning to the Center

An eight by six-foot mat, free-floating and grey – just enough cushion to protect long muscles and absorb the long day. Spinning to the center of self on squares, snapped together that appear dull and lifeless. Appearances deceive. Grounding grey underneath vibrates, hums, and pulses with passion, sweat, and tears. A dancer ready to spin …

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