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Panacea It touches shadowed corners. Beckons with rolling thunder. Heart swells, Catching in my throat and breaking Into a salty sob. I’m caught unaware, Broken skin Smarting when the brine hits. Waves soothe. Expansive mother rocks, Reminding This great globe spins, Rises and falls in perfect synchrony, Never unwatched, always held. Just like me....

[caption id="attachment_16882" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Photo by Todd Diemer on Unsplash[/caption] Chasing Likes We are all of us affected. Some infected. Rushing hither and thither, Trying first a cartwheel, Then a backflip, To see if it pleases The masses. Voices clamor for attention. Advice in abundance In the news feed, The comment section, Or inbox. Try your hand at videography. Make...

We had a great Christmas. A happy Christmas. And then, two days ago, I turned forty. I don't feel any different, really. It's just a number. But it means I've been here, on earth, for forty years. In this strange, in-between week of Holidays, when the world slows...