The dark side of Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse (this is where Clement Clarke Moore ends and I begin) No stockings were hung by the chimney with care Not a chance that Santa would ever come there Two little brothers grimy and tattered as could …

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It’s coming…

We are just now dipping our toes into fall, and already there is the frisson of Christmas in the air. Briskness of breezes and warm cozy accoutrements gently tug at our memory strings. Those living overseas find it normal to shop for and ship their Christmas parcels in the fall to ensure they make it …

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Triptych of Pain

DOMINANCE Grunt and thump again Past death past hell and beyond Again and again and more SHE Maelstrom of evil Tempting in pretty colors Don't open the gift CONTROL Let me go he said She would not listen to him I never loved you Cover Photo by Kat Smith on Pexels.com

When you know, but pretend not to know

I can't explain why I compare, contrast and categorize life events in the way that I do; grammatically that is. What I can tell you, with declarative certainty, is that verb tenses brought me to the clichéd but absolutely true realization that you should live your life in the present. As is the case with …

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