Ascending From The Bottom

via Daily Prompt: Ascend A woman working, climbing, ascending to the top of the mountain Past the misery, where she screamed; Primal Screams echo like a fountain Or, was she Hearing Echoes?  Echoes of her past?  Of one Bad Day too many Where she couldn’t see the Beauty Among the Thorns all along the journey The…

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The Enticement

She says to herself “Never again, absolutely never” She even promises friends, family and her lover that this time will be forever But even they know the truth; it will be like all the other times Heartache, misery, tears of anguish and yet more lies   She goes to work but she’s got the telltale…

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California Dreaming

Being born and raised along, what I believe is, among the most beautiful places on earth, the Western Coast of the United States – more specifically, the coast of the State of California, I became complacent and took this beauty for granted.  Only two seasons – rainy and dry.  Sunny days for much of the…

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A New Dawn For A Working Girl

After all of the self-doubt.  After all of the planning.  After all of the resume-writing. After all of the cold-calls. After all of the interviews. After all of the disappointments and heartaches, finally, we’re here at last. Employed and on the job.  I made it. This is better than any natural solar eclipse.  I’ve been in the…

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Destruction With Language

It’s not often that I have an out-of-body experience while having an argument with someone.  What I mean is that I can actually separate myself from ME and the other person in the middle of the argument and see both sides, feel both sides, hear both sides, comprehend both sides….but also, know that someone is potentially…

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Imaginary Dream

Her mind’s eye focused upon the horizon Blissfully unaware of any danger The present, the future; converging in union Into the form of an image of a handsome stranger Cyberspace preys on illusion and trickery Images are just a taste, a tease, a lure And is what makes this a fool’s game for sure  …

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