• National Poetry Day

    Date: 2014.10.02 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    Escaping the cage.

    So, I heard today was National Poetry Day. Now, I’m not sure if it’s just the in the UK or if it’s here in the US, too. I’ve decided to honor the day anyway. Besides, it’s never not a good time for poetry, honey. For the past three years, a fellow writer and friend of mine write and share one poem a day throughout the entire month of April, which is, you probably guessed it, National Poetry Month.
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  • Getting to Safety

    Date: 2014.09.28 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    Safety first: It’s a huge rule at any stage of development. The law requires established safety zones, hard hats, protective glasses, fenced boundaries, even special belts and boots on the job, and they’re easy to spot. On a construction site, every worker knows their lives depend on being safe. And in case they have any questions about it, there are guidelines. Not so much in our daily lives, though.
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  • False Awakenings

    Date: 2014.09.27 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    woman waking from sleep

    There’s a moment between sleep and waking when anything’s possible. I was reminded of that earlier this week. I was lying in bed, eyes still thick with sleep, when it occurred to me that I didn’t know where I was. I looked around my room and had to pause a moment to recall my surroundings before letting myself stir. My disorientation lasted all of five seconds, but the impressions from that moment still linger.
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  • How much space do you need?

    Date: 2014.08.26 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    a view of the heavens from the ground

    Space. We know so little about it: we need it, we crave it, we hate it, we attempt to fill it, we pore and puzzle over it while we wait for impossible answers. It’s a welcomed guest and bogeyman at the same time. Yet no matter what we do to manipulate or understand it, space is.
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  • One Peaceful Moment (for Ferguson)

    Date: 2014.08.17 | Category: Sweet Talk | Response: 0

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    tear gas cloud in ferguson

    During this morning’s run, I was talking with my friend about the fear and frustration we’d both been feeling about St. Louis, among other places. What can we do? we asked each other. If it came down to it, would we be able to stand against the ‘authorities’ armed with tear gas, guns, and hoses?
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