beyond the desert thirsty longings quenched by a waterfall of stars 🌠🌠🌠 Written for Fake Flamenco's May poetry challenge: write a haiku using the phrase "waterfall of stars" my image, Lost Dutchman State Park, Sonoran Desert © 2023 MyInspiredLife

Wish Upon a Star

Some little girls dream about becoming a princess or a famous actress. I am sure I did the same, at least once, but grander than any of those fleeting fantasies were my dreams of writing for people like Johnny Carson and for shows like Saturday Night Live. ✍🏻 What a funny little girl I was. …

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The Things They Carried (a reading)

A young man marching carrying what is unseen fighting his own war Several years ago, one of my students visited me after school to talk about issues he was dealing with. Not criminal in nature but serious struggles that would challenge even the strongest adult. We talked for a while and I offered him resources …

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