Common Ground

A cramped space this. I need to stretch, feel the earth under my feet. A little less talk and a little more quiet. Thriving in closed spaces, you’ve mastered the art of contorting yourself, being stashed away. The air is mine own. My mind lifts off- a sailboat in flight, the air my water, the …

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Silent Spaces

Your narrow window to the world tightly frames your limited thought. Boxed in, your spirit is beaten into submission. Cracks, fissures and fractures immobilize you. Rejecting your body, your soul floats away seeking vast expanses. Your breathing, shallow. No movement, for any imperceptible tremor significantly magnifies the pain. Limp, spent, reduced to a quivering mess of …

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Fish and Chips

Every Sunday he would disappear with his fishing gear, coaxing his motorbike to rattle its bumpy way to one of the elusive spots that have perfected the art of camouflage. A few had posted themselves already: silent sentinels at their chosen spots, dotting the riverside.The water dared to barely ripple under their watchful eyes. The …

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Hope afloat

  Who even missed the moon on a night like this? The warm orange night sky of the city was dotted with a million lanterns all floating up, bright specks of gold, silver and crimson, reaching the distant heavens. On reaching the stars, they would, hopefully, make each wish come true. I wished upon the …

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