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    Hero’s Journey

    This is what I wanted: a hero Someone to help me put out the little fires that crop up around a life I got: you teaching me arsonfueling flames that licked my skinsinged my idealsconsumed and scattered them like glowing embers across a sooty sky. This is what I wanted: a warrior Someone on my sideSomeone at my back through life’s battles. I got: you teaching me to sow conflictto beat the plowshare to swordto embrace its glittering bladeas a woman sheathes her loverturning submission to power This is what I wanted: a savior someone to pull me upwhen life overwhelmedsomeone to keep me afloat when I was too tired…

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    Underwater Bailout

    When I left off, my escape from a hunter had landed me at the bottom of a river with a horse stuck on my head. If you want to know what hunters have to do with all of this, look here. If you want to know why I’d run away from him, look here.And if you just can’t fathom how I’d get a horse stuck on my head, here’s how that happened. If you’re ready to see how this story ended, read on: My captor rescued me from the river, detached the horse from my head, and supplied “vêtements appropriés”.His mistake was turning his back on me.Mine was stealing his…

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    Investigated and Analyzed

    Twinkle, twinkle, little star,I used to wonder what you are, But up above this world so high,Compositional data has been gathered from the sky. Friday night’s dream, on Saturday told,I was sure would come true,Until facts killed dreams cold. Lavender’s green, dilly, dilly, lavenders blue.If you love me, dilly, dilly, I will love you.Let the birds sing, dilly, dilly, let the doves coo.I did my own experiments and I know that’s not true. Star light, star brightScience and fact feed our minds right,But I wish we may, I wish we might, Have our magical thinking back,If just for one night. This post was written as a contribution to Sunday Scribblings.…