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Kent Gerdes | Breaking the Speed of the Sound of Openness

Boy and backpack melting, or so it appeared, through shimmering heat curtains rising off desert sun softened asphalt, Phoenix four Mojave hours to the east.   80 to zero in 18 seconds, Chester, he said, with active eyes in a cherubic face veneered with street-wise, a slender build, pale-reddish skin, a layer of lean hard life over thin bones, steady dark brown eyes with intent when focused, shifting to shy, […]

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Rumi | This being human is a guest house

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival; a joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and attend them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat each guest honorably. He may be clearing you out for some new delight. The dark thought, the sane, the shame, the […]

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Taylor Maxie | Baby Healer

Life arrives with the sun Bearing the gift of a new day A boy sent to me by spirit Touched by the bliss of a new age Shift gears to a new page Perspective all reaffirmed Space open and held sacred Like Mama’s remains in the urn The longing in your eyes looks to me For truth and dedication So I’ll guide you with my heart ‘cuz my mind’s a […]

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David Sanchez | If You Knew Me

If you knew me you would know My father was a heroin addict until liquor took its place He used to come home late and diss me in my face My mother worked long-hours to support his habit Until one day she had it and booted him out My role model was gone and all I knew was his route I started smoking and drinking Shot my first gun without […]

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