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Suzanne

Traveling the past few days, skipping time zones, but this week’s Flashback Friday Track #27 asks us to tell about a walk you went on, or would like to go on. Well, this is more of a picnic in the past, but I can imagine the walk getting there. It’s inspired by Cohen as well. […]

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Dive Right In

Last week’s Flashback Track Friday #26 was a sizzling summer Dirty Dancing hit and the question: What are you afraid of missing out on this summer? I was afraid to not take a chance and dive in last week, but I realize that the waters are not always warm or calm. Still, I’m always happier […]

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Eye Candy

This poem was inspired from this week’s FBTF #24 Breakaway. The challenge to craft some piece of art involving the names of popular candy. Join us. You arms, my Lucky Charms,Everlasting Gobstopper eyes,colorful layered surprises,Twinkie of a winkie,sweet all-day Snickersthat tingle my knickers.

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Jahi and the Beanstalk

Once upon a monsoon time,when gullibility wasn’t a crimedeep in the muck left by Kashmir rainsthis Indian boy was duped again. Beans for Gertie, the family cow,who needs dignity anyhow?Our most beloved bovinesacred and divine, sold to atraveling Boxwallah that was blind,his magic for the weak of mind. The rain is rabid on the mounds;the […]

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Philosophical Fireworks

Today’s Flashback Track #20 asks, What’s the biggest fire you’ve ever lit? Be sure to give the track a listen and join us in response. For me, it’s more like a lot of small fires because of my questioning nature. I’m not comfortable with compliance or viewing leaders as parental figures who can do no […]

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It’s Your Call

Flashback Track Friday #19 If you could call anyone, past, present or future, who would it be? Make believe that there’s a line,I’ve crossed it now a thousand times.It’s buried deep underground;it rings, Hello, Hiya,and then just sound.It’s been forever,just three days;a trinity of timeto love-struck slavesmanning the oarsagainst wedded waves.There’s chit-chat,hours sail into days.The […]

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Ms. Independent

Learned balance behind the stationcircling the radio tower.Dad let go without letting me knowand after an hourI was years ahead,Ms. Independent. Played in the gutter whenever it rained,legs dangling in the sewer drain,filth and mud caking,then through the windowpane,Ms. Independent. Hopped the chain link fenceto capture the flag in the holly tree,when concrete busted my […]

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Let Me Be Your Ladybug

Cherish me, a ladybug,a good luck girl,landing on your biking legfeet from the greenest riverbed. Perched in the crack ofGrandpa’s shed.The biggest surpriseon a slithering spring day. Eating my waythrough garden pests.My hard shellgives the predators hell. Lift my origami wings,convertible mobility,a treasure to an eight-year-old,redhead, moving within sunlight. Down from hot tin,a spiraling stripe […]

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Flashback Track #9

Life’s luckiest combinations often happen purely by chance. Today’s flashback track is an example of a peculiar combination of luck. American rock band, Tommy James and the Shondells released “Crimson and Clover” in late 1968 as a rough mix after a radio station interview secretly recorded the track and “accidentally” leaked it. As the band […]

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Disco, Disco Duck

My mother’s record collection was the greatest find of my childhood. Listening to her music was a way of getting to know her in a way she had yet to reveal to me in person. My little sister and I shared a small bedroom with side-by-side single beds in our little white house with a […]

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A Darker Shade of Black

This piece is my response to today’s Flashback Track, A Whiter Shade of Pale. Join me in penning a piece that brings out a new shade. The heaviness of CJ’s outfit matches the darkness of her soul. Jet black bangs hang too far in front of her face. Her rants shine brighter in pitch blackness. […]

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