Edge of darkness

palm tree silhouette

Silhouette Unfathomable, impenetrable Mystifying, forbidding, brooding Standing sentinel at the edge of darkness Shadow

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Purple hair and tangerine sunsets

purple and orange sunset

The two siblings sat at the low kids’ table. Scrap paper was scattered across the surface, along with little piles of crayons spilt from several tattered boxes. None of the colors were whole. Paper was torn off to expose broken tips. Older than his sister by two years, the six-year-old boy was meticulously drawing a […]

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Hard fought

tree silhouette at sunset

Burnt umber cockleshells capture the roaring ocean Relentlessly churning in slow motion A tug of war between planet and moon Burbling brine, seabirds cawing Whispering winds, stars falling A mighty fortress built upon a sand dune Grappling against the divine Heaven and ocean intertwine Divergent devotion, to all I surrender Diving into the fathomless deep […]

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Plumbing the depths

sunset at the beach

She sits on the beach, gazing longingly out along the horizon. Only at sunset, sunrise breaks too early. and she hoards what sleep she can achieve. At dusk the water takes on an ebony sheen. Nothing like the crystal clear, emerald of day, where she can stand chest-deep in the waves and still see the […]

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On a grand scale

orange sunsest

Sunsets and sunrises at the beach can be stunning. The expansive vista, unencumbered by obstruction, goes on forever. It’s like being able to see to the end of the world. I’ve been witness to some spectacular displays of color. Ethereal paintings of such magnitude that I am dwarfed by the enormity, and at the same time, […]

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Into that good night

Last Sunday night, after returning from a week-long trip to visit the grans at Thanksgiving, we were happily welcomed home by our pets – dogs, Hershey and Asta, and our little manx calico, Pollo. While I unpacked, Pollo paced up and down the hallway. At one point I thought she had brought me one of […]

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