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Music: I know a girl named Olivia

I composed this tune for my 4-year-old cousin Olivia from three notes she chose on my Garage Band app piano: D sharp, C sharp, B flat. I tried to capture the lightness of her smile and the complexity of her personality … Continue reading

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Creative Non-Fiction: You Shouldn’t Take Chances

You Shouldn’t Take Chances “Don’t step on a crack; you’ll break your mother’s back.” We’d sing-song this on the way to school. One boy always stepped on every crack. “You shouldn’t take chances like that,” I’d say. “Something bad could happen.” … Continue reading

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Free Verse: Coin

Sometimes, when you are the bread-winner and family takes you for granted and they want you to do a bunch of stuff at home after a long day at work as if your whole work thing doesn’t count for nuthin’, … Continue reading

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Free Verse: After an argument with my brother

Have you ever had arguments with someone who always seems to get the last word in, and then minutes, hours, or days later you think, Oh man, I just totally thought of the best thing I could have said! Me, too. … Continue reading

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Free Verse: Easter

Ah the joy of family get-togethers. I wrote this in response to a prompt: write a “new arrival” poem. It is a compilation of a few friends’ family fun-times. If any of this sounds familiar, I hope it is because … Continue reading

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