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Uncandle Me

  I lit the candle. I watched. I watched the candle.   I heard it groan, I felt its moan, I saw it flicker, I heard it sigh, I watched it almost die.   I watched my breath sway the flame As it flickered hesitantly, Writhing, Trying to decide if to live or die, Or … Read More

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Before and After

  I  remember a photo of Ima in Sofia. A beauty to behold, Striking a movie star pose.   Her crisp school uniform is long gone. The faded flannel nightgown is worn.   I try to convince, not knowing how to begin. It’s worth getting up, It’s worth getting out of bed, Getting dressed.   … Read More