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unhappy endings…

Heya Bab, It is rolling up to two months since I got home and there is still much I can’t quite say. There are things I want to write but so far I can’t even speak them without a round … Continue reading

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God is bombing us…

God is bombing us. So it seems as the fireballs arc up: meteors that rise and fall inexorable back down down. They are bright and beautiful, starbursts, but this is not a firework show. It is hard to watch, and … Continue reading

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what I cannot…

I cannot stop this, Cannot fix it. I cannot hold myself a halt, To pause a comma. I am caught in cannots but bind myself belief, To find a word to bring you. And I would bring you, Safe, To … Continue reading

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imaginary countries…

She stirs the pot bubbling steam-hot on the stove and talks of home. Her words are broken, mine too, but we both speak longing fluently and that is understood. We are split apart by class and culture, by the passport … Continue reading

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life lived with open windows…

I said I would not do this again, but words are just words. We both know that. Life takes unexpected turns and it felt right. So I’m here. Another here, flown far from there. Living another life for a little … Continue reading

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whilst it lasts…

I have been a little high on wifi, after a week when the waves were all my satisfaction. I’ve been loitering online looking through old photos, wandering back through other journeys, spending a little time with friends long not seen, … Continue reading

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saying nothing…

I believe that friendships run on time that obeys no tick-tock clock. Something beautiful can flower in half an hour or take a lifetime to unfurl.  I smile a lot. I talk with flying hands and light eyes. I’m easy company. … Continue reading

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